|Mass Transit02-10-2019 04:56|
Fortunately, only 8 passengers, 9 people hauled to the hospital on stretchers, all expected to recover. It wouldn't be such a big deal, other than the driver was speeding, on wet pavement, in a construction area, which should have had him going below the speed limit... But, there was another Lynx accident, less than two weeks ago, with injuries. And, our ObamaTrain (SunRail), still has almost weekly accidents, and near misses. I've only used mass transit a few times, my whole life, preferred to walk in my younger years, but I was cheap then too... I just don't have the faith and confidence in a stranger, behind the wheel, of such a vehicle.
The 'Green' team, seems to thing mass transit is a good way to reduce carbon emissions maybe the human population as well. I adjust my driving to traffic, weather, and road conditions. I don't take chances myself, well very rarely. I expect a much higher standard for people accepting pay, to drive, and they the always chose the safest options. I can't imagine being pressured into mass transit, through carbon taxing. I also tend to believe mass transit is a breeding ground for infectious diseases. Only takes one infected passenger, to share with many, even hours after they get off. Quite a few disease let you share, before you feel the symptoms as well, and many of the same people, will ride the same bus/train, daily. Could be days, before people realize they caught something.
HarveyH55 wrote:The closest I ever came to dying was standing next to my car at night, taking one step around to the front, just as a bus blew through the spot I was just standing in without warning.
Take a look at this: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/12/19/heres-how-much-safer-transit-is-compared-to-driving/
Those yellow blocks are pretty sizable on some of the mass transit methods. I'm shocked commuter rail is killing so many.
tmiddles wrote: Take a look at this: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/12/19/heres-how-much-safer-transit-is-compared-to-driving/
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tmiddles wrote:HarveyH55 wrote:The closest I ever came to dying was standing next to my car at night, taking one step around to the front, just as a bus blew through the spot I was just standing in without warning.
The yellow blocks are about people that are not in a personal vehicle of any kind. Since commuter rail is not a personal vehicle, it's all yellow.
You will find, looking at this graph, is that personal vehicles such as cars and light trucks kill more people than commuter rail. It's the height of the bar that is important, not it's color. That is, of course, assuming the data is reasonably accurate.
I'm not surprised at all about commuter rail. Many of these deaths are the result of people walking or running in front of moving trains.
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Edited on 03-10-2019 22:20
Into the Night wrote:tmiddles wrote:HarveyH55 wrote:The closest I ever came to dying was standing next to my car at night, taking one step around to the front, just as a bus blew through the spot I was just standing in without warning.
Aside from the suicidal, apparently selfies, with the train approaching are a thing. Sort of suicidal, other than social media stupid. Most of our train accidents are vehicles caught on the tracks. Some tried to beat the crossing gates, and didn't make it, or the traffic on the both sides was backed up, and they had no where to go. Nobody seems to get, that they need to stop, when the lights start flashing. Here's one I caught on my dash-cam, with an Amtrak train.
They could have made it, but stopped short, arm came down on top of the van. Train passed within feet of the front of it. Trains are pretty safe, if you are riding on them, hardly ever derail. NYC trains... well, they aren't exempt from violent crime.
IBdaMann wrote:Wow!!! That is amazing!
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