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New Zealand Train Crossing PSA Warns against Trying to Cross Too Late

Do you think that you can cross in time before the train arrives? Maybe, but keep in mind that if you fail, you're creating an awful bloody mess all over the tracks for someone else to clean up. And the engineer will also be an emotional wreck, as he just watched someone--you--die in front of the vehicle under his control.

So the New Zealand Transport Agency, which operates the country's public train system, has created a series of mock memorials next to crossings. Scan the QR code on each to see video of a near miss.

-via reddit


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It sounds like a nice amusement or thrill for the people that are actually wating till a train has passed... It is a nice try, but it won't work.... In case you are in a hurry or suffer from a light impacientness, you won't stop and stay to watch the near misses. And even if such a person sees some of them, he will come to the conclusion that everyone got away unharmed... I suppose impacient or people in a hurry won't take the time to watch the videos of the QR-codes. People crossing rails in front of approaching trains don't caclulate the odds and prices, just like people smoking and playing the lottery.
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Freya, you're faster than I am. My first thought was 'they are way too polite with their little plaques'. Better would be "Stupid Ass On Bicycle", or "Ignorant Mother."
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When will people ever learn not to take damn-fool chances with trains? And if the engineers suffer due to close calls, imagine when the worst happens. Any conductor whose train does hit someone probably feels like a murderer.
The worst was the woman with a stroller. Putting her own child in mortal peril! Maybe they should label the near-miss memorials "Idiot in Hoodie" or "Asshat with Stroller" or "Bloody Fool" or the like.
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