Concrete Balls to Deter Indonesian Train Surfers

To deter people from "train surfing," where they sit on the roofs of carriages, Indonesian authorities resorted to knocking 'em off with concrete balls!

Previous attempts to deter roof riders included spraying roofs with paint, spreading oil on carriages and hiring musicians to perform safety songs.

Correspondents say those initiatives have failed. Officials hope that the latest move will prove to be the ultimate deterrent.


Previously on Neatorama: Indonesians to Spray Train Roof Riders, Lying on Train Tracks is a Folk Remedy

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Jolly: I had the same thought, but the article at the link says the balls will be only a few inches from the top of the train, so they can't be ducked.
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I suspect those things will actually encourage train surfing. There's plenty of clearance so train surfers will just try to duck them. And there are always those who think that such a risk makes things more fun.
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