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(Sun Sentinel)   New higher-speed passenger train hits 4th person in a month. At this rate we'll never be able to talk about train control. Fark: He survived   ( sun-sentinel.com) divider line
    More: Florida, train, Florida East Coast Railway, Brightline train, train killed Jeffrey, Broward County, Florida, Wilton Manors Police, South Florida metropolitan area, Officer Jennifer Bickhardt  
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2018-02-09 08:51:26 AM  
28 votes:
Joe O'Gorman, who has a business nearby, said the train "whizzes by like a missile," and he's distressed at the lack of warning signs. "Do you see any warnings here telling people a missile is coming through here at 79 mph?" he asked.

It's true; when you think about it, apart from the flashing red lights, dinging bells, 120-decibel train horn, no-trespassing signs at common points of entry, rough grade crossings, and the obvious presence of long, straight train tracks that hint at a mechanism optimized for speed and efficiency at the cost of stopping distance and maneuverability... why, there's practically no warning at all.
2018-02-09 03:39:56 PM  
13 votes:

phrawgh: Too soon.

Ts&Ps though.

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2018-02-09 03:44:04 PM  
12 votes:

give me doughnuts: Pro-tip: Stay off the farking tracks.

Well maybe there should be a phone ap thay let's you know when you have walked into the tracks.
2018-02-09 03:03:30 PM  
11 votes:
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This guy wants some warning next time too.
2018-02-09 05:09:37 PM  
7 votes:
If it took a month to hit 4 people then the train can't really be all that fast.
2018-02-09 03:46:34 PM  
7 votes:
He survived? I bet I can guess what he said...
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2018-02-09 04:56:03 PM  
5 votes:
High speed trains and low speed synapses come together with predictable results.
2018-02-09 04:01:23 PM  
5 votes:
79 MPH? I'm surprised people aren't being killed by the sonic boom of passing trains.
2018-02-09 06:05:22 PM  
4 votes:
So, here's the actual problem.  This line had been used for freight traffic (Florida East Coast) for years with large, slow moving trains only.  Brightline have leased the tracks to put high speed passenger traffic between Miami and Cocoa, and eventually Orlando.  Clearly when you live in Florida, change management is not your forte, so understanding the difference between 35mph and 125mph is not going to be easy.

So that would be, as the NTSB will say, the root cause.  The real reason is of course, all Floridians have the IQ of a daffodil and truly deserve to die in ever bizarre and painful ways.
2018-02-09 04:14:55 PM  
3 votes:
Dumb Ways to Die
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2018-02-09 03:45:39 PM  
3 votes:

Galileo's Daughter: Why don't they look?

/nothing is obscure on Fark

One of my favorite episodes

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/you're deep, Ernie
2018-02-09 03:40:35 PM  
3 votes:
So high speed passenger trains have gender identities now?
2018-02-09 07:51:12 PM  
2 votes:
I'm with subby, we really to find a way to track trains.
2018-02-09 04:02:53 PM  
2 votes:
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2018-02-09 12:28:18 PM  
2 votes:
Why don't they look?

/nothing is obscure on Fark
2018-02-09 07:15:49 PM  
1 vote:
Getting hit by a train is right up there with eating tide pods on the list of you deserve to die
2018-02-09 05:09:40 PM  
1 vote:
One of the people who was killed trying to beat the train was a 32 y.o. lady named Lavell, who judging by her rap sheet, was trying hard for "florida woman"...
2018-02-09 04:23:55 PM  
1 vote:
"Lay down between the tracks"? No, no, you lay *across* the tracks, and we don't have to think about you.

"Ahhh, what a maroon" - B. Bunny
2018-02-09 03:46:10 PM  
1 vote:
Baron Samedi Laughing on train
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2018-02-09 03:41:38 PM  
1 vote:
Proof that a steady lifestyle  of meth, bath salts, face-eating, and nudity will let you survive anything.
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