another car on the tracks

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cracker

Uniontown, PA

#1 Dec 12, 2012
Once again we have a car on the track on 837. Now I dont know if this is to simple a solution. Why cant the great senator Brewster get one of his family members that he has gotten jobs to paint bright white lines across the road and tracks to give people some direction. This is a ongoing problem and its just a matter of time before someone is killed. I know it seems a simple answer but that might be the problem.
Old School Nam Lad

Apo, AE

#2 Dec 12, 2012
Charlie didn't have no trains rolling on the Ho Chi Mhn trail, beyotches. Ponder on that, McK.....ponder on that with a baseball bat.
whocares

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Dec 13, 2012
The tracks didn't cause the issue. The lady started to cross the tracks, turned her steering wheel, and the wheels went in to the track. Human error- not the fault of the railroad, poor design, etc... Just another case of some idiot not knowing how to drive. I've crossed those tracks a ton of times and never an issue.
cracker wrote:
Once again we have a car on the track on 837. Now I dont know if this is to simple a solution. Why cant the great senator Brewster get one of his family members that he has gotten jobs to paint bright white lines across the road and tracks to give people some direction. This is a ongoing problem and its just a matter of time before someone is killed. I know it seems a simple answer but that might be the problem.
Paint 4 Safety

Mckeesport, PA

#4 Dec 13, 2012
cracker wrote:
Once again we have a car on the track on 837. Now I dont know if this is to simple a solution. Why cant the great senator Brewster get one of his family members that he has gotten jobs to paint bright white lines across the road and tracks to give people some direction. This is a ongoing problem and its just a matter of time before someone is killed. I know it seems a simple answer but that might be the problem.
I think you know the answer. Building monuments and naming buildings are more important than your simple safe suggestion and common sense.

By the way I heard the elected official was already working on your excellent suggestion weeks ago and the paint was ordered and just waiting for a window when no trains were scheduled so the paint can dry.
Safety

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 Dec 13, 2012
Simple solutions are available.....

Rumble strips would work.

Paint extra bright white lines would work.

Mandatory STOP sign in thhat direction would work.

Yes its driver error but I can see how , if its dark, wet or both, one could make a mistake like that.

For the relatively CHEAP cost of the above fixes, why risk lives?
The Fixer

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Dec 13, 2012
Can someone tell me what was the age and gender of the second person stuck? The first was an elderly lady (two words when combined can cause major accidents like the ones you are all over the country) who obviously shouldn't be driving anymore. They will continue to drive around (w)recklessly because of the lack of a major transit system. Elderly, Asians, Blacks, teens and women are the worst drivers out there and you can put them in any order.
John Q

United States

#7 Dec 13, 2012
The natural selection process.... the ones who should be eliminated...are . Survival of the fittest. If you can't drive across tracks... then don't.. or suffer the consequences. Just like anything else in life. If those consequences mean death, then so be it.

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