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Don't mess with level crossings

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Re: Don't mess with level crossings

Let us get a different perspective on this - from our local newspaper CCTV footage of a man narrowly missing a train
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Re: Don't mess with level crossings

That implies someone didn't manage to board the train before it set off.
Not quite the same thing Smiley
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Re: Don't mess with level crossings

Quote from: StickyMick
What sort of a mentality do these people have? Undecided

Well, discounting those who are in some way disabled, or too young to know any better, perhaps pure selfishness could be a reason?
I've seen a mother shout at her 3 kids to follow her across an AHB in front of me because she just had to catch the train stopped at the platform on the other side. And then she wondered why I refused to let her on the train - she simply wouldn't accept she was in the wrong.
I'd have to say that in my experience it's not normally youngsters that take these risks; it's more likely to be someone in their 30s or older.
Mike (train driver)
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Re: Don't mess with level crossings

Here's a hard hitting TV commercial from last year:
http://www.brandrepublic.com/Campaign/News/858948/Grand-Prix-debut-level-crossing-danger-ad
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Re: Don't mess with level crossings

Quote from: MrC
And then she wondered why I refused to let her on the train - she simply wouldn't accept she was in the wrong.

Well done - exactly what is needed. I hope the ToC backed you / would back you if anyone complained.