Senin, 15 April 2013

Re: [CanPassRail] Re: Level Crossings (was Perceived Risk on Various Modes)

Probably true but it's hard to believe that a school bus driver would attempt to try to do that.
And these seem to be the type of really bad accidents we talked about.

It always gets me when I read about a car or truck driving into the side of a train.

Knut

On 2013-04-15, at 3:54 PM, Jon Calon wrote:

> Far more likely is the scenario of people trying to beat the train...and lose.
>
> Cheers,
> Jon
>
> On 2013-04-15, at 1:52 PM, Knut <knut@kos.net> wrote:
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> > Does that mean that the 3000+ collisions and hundreds of deaths at railroad crossings in the US each year are due to vehicles that became disabled and stuck on the crossing?
> >
> > That would mean that a "trapped vehicle" sensor could reduce the number of collisions and deaths significantly.
> > This is really where this discussion started.
> >
> > Knut
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> > On 2013-04-15, at 2:09 PM, James wrote:
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> >> The time from the start of the flashing lights until the crossing is occupied by the train is typically 25 seconds. The gates don't start to move down for four seconds after the crossing lights start flashing.
> >>
> >> If a tandem truck just starts across the crossing as the circuit starts to operate, it only has to average 5 km/h to completely clear a double-track crossing. That's barely walking speed, and easily accomplished.
> >>
> >> James
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