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2nd Brightline fatality proves that Americans are too stupid for high speed rail unlike Europeans

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Posted by Deggesty on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:45 AM

BaltACD

 

 
Firelock76
Maybe Brightline has to put up some of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGhFHKtDhns

Aside from that, you can't fix stupid. 

 

Noise pollution!

 

I have the impression that the number of strikes at that location was reduced considerably while that warning was there (it was taken down many years ago).

Since. as I recall, that warning was put in place by a private individual, if the good people of Boynton Beach are so concerned about the inabilty of some of their residents to recognize the standard warnings as being warnings of danger, perhaps said good citizens should devise, at their own expense, a warning system that their people would recognize as such?

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Posted by NorthWest on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:40 AM

That stretch of trackage has a speed limit of 79 MPH, which for passenger trains isn't uncommon.

The major frustration is the NIMBY-backed politicians trying to make something out of nothing.

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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:33 AM

Firelock76
Maybe Brightline has to put up some of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGhFHKtDhns

Aside from that, you can't fix stupid. 

Noise pollution!

Never too old to have a happy childhood!

              

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Posted by Firelock76 on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:17 AM

Maybe Brightline has to put up some of these.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGhFHKtDhns

Aside from that, you can't fix stupid. 

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, January 22, 2018 10:07 AM

Accidents happen in Europe too. In 2016 it were about 140 accidents with about 30 fatalities on DB track in Germany alone.

On lines with speeds above 100 mph grade crossings are forbidden.

In a representative survey with 2,000 peoples in Germany 25% thought the red blinking light has the same meaning as yellow on a traffic light.
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Posted by BaltACD on Monday, January 22, 2018 8:46 AM

They are too stupid for low speed rail!  I want Boynton Beach Closed until they can accept that trains operate where there are lights and gates across the highways.

If Brightline ever operates at High Speeds (150 mph +) crossing separation will have to happen - the local populace is too stupid to handle it at grade crossings.

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2nd Brightline fatality proves that Americans are too stupid for high speed rail unlike Europeans
Posted by CandOforprogress2 on Friday, January 19, 2018 4:42 PM

Love the local journalist take here....These gangsta Brightline trains are out of control here in Miami jumping off of tracks and assulting and killing random people..SoapBox

 

 

The Bicyclist STRUCK AND KILLED by a Brightline train Wednesday has been identified as 51-year-old Jeffrey D. King of Boynton Beach, according to the Boynton Beach Police Department. ,US Senator Bill Nelson in a letter, asked Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to improve rail crossing safety. Florida was in the top 10 nationwide in train involved deaths in 2016.  Boynton Beach Commissioner Joe Casello wants Brightline to halt its service altogether until safety is improved.

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