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Living On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks

Posted by mikenopolis on October 20, 2009

Every morning on my way to work, I have to drive past a railroad track, there are usually a quite a few commuter trains rushing by in the early hours. There is a traffic light about 30 yards after the railroad crossing and that light seems to be on red more often than not.  On many occasions people would stop right on the tracks when traffic is backed up. Keep in mind there are three lanes and an island, if the gate closes and the train is coming there’s really no where to go except straight to hell.

I’ve complained about stupid people many times, I’m not that smart, but I am logical. Why would you literally park your car on the tracks?!?! If you want to get killed, don’t do it at an intersection, at best, the train will kill you and push your car into another car causing only your death. At the worst, the train will derail killing you, many people in the train and a few drivers close to the gate.

I can see it now,  “Man dies in car while taking crappy photos with his phone as a train barrels down on him” to this I say:  “Sir,  YOU SUCK!”

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2 Responses to “Living On The Wrong Side Of The Tracks”

  1. zico01 said

    Do you have gates on the crossings in the states, ?? We have those ” People really are the stupidest animals on the planet ” video clip TV shows, and see people often trying to drive under gates, or before they close !! people do not seem to care on train crossings, we get loads of pedestrians killed, in the UK ‘cos they try and run across !!
    all the best Gareth

    • mikenopolis said

      Hi Gareth!
      If you call a wooden stick a “gate” then yes we do have gates that drops down when a train is near to block off traffic/cars. However because people don’t want to get stuck behind that gate IF and WHEN the train comes, drivers often follow the vehicle in front of them closely, many times ending up stopping right on tracks! If the gate comes down, there is no where to go. So the driver would need to abandon their car and run to safety. I’m assuming that if and when a train hits a car there’s a chance it will derail! SO another chance for an idiot to hurt the innocent!

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