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    Get out of the way, you F'ing...train?



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    train should have had some of those little orange flags.

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    Of only there was an audible or visual signal to warn the the motorist of a train crossing. Perhaps a sign...

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    She didn't see it.
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    Looks like the car never even tapped the brakes. Reminds me of a story I read in Tow Truck Monthly. The worlds largest tow truck is a converted military tank recovery vehicle. It is about 40' long, 14' high painted orange with black and yellow stripes. It was hit in the first week of operation. The driver of the car claimed not to have seen it............

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    Was it a Toyota?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Merkel View Post
    The worlds largest tow truck is a converted military tank recovery vehicle. It is about 40' long, 14' high painted orange with black and yellow stripes. It was hit in the first week of operation. The driver of the car claimed not to have seen it............
    This thing?



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    It's not just on the roads, either -- one of my responsibilities on the job is to hang signing from the ceiling, change it out for the seasons, etc.; we have a large yellow so-called "cherry picker" lift machine, that beeps regularly when it moves in ANY direction, at ANY speed (slow, slower, slowest), and has a rather noisy steering mechanism.

    People run into it with their chopping carts....

    We have taken to roping off the areas where we work on the picker, with bright yellow rope and the poles like the banks use to 'guide' customers through the 'switchbacks' that lead to the teller window. People run into them, too. It's like an epidemic of stupid.....

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    Obviously this train should have upgraded to a brighter dinotte.

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    I was on the train in Mexico when exactly that happened. But unfortunately it was an American train, and the Mexican police did not like the driver interfering with the tourist train.
    And pushed the truck off the track and chewed the driver out for hitting the train.
    On we went.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David13 View Post
    I was on the train in Mexico when exactly that happened. But unfortunately it was an American train, and the Mexican police did not like the driver interfering with the tourist train.
    And pushed the truck off the track and chewed the driver out for hitting the train.
    On we went.
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    ?

    Why is that unfortunate? If a driver crashes into a train, shouldn't the cops (ir aby other carbon-based lifeform on the scene) chew him out for it?

    I suppose I might be missing a joke or an element of sarcasm here...

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    OMG! That driver wasn't wearing a helmet!!!

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    In the Air Force we had this term... "Situational Awareness"... being completely aware of your surroundings, yourself and other objects in motion within your reaction time area. More information (radar, radar warning receiver, ground control updates, AWACS) can increase situational awareness if delivered in a clear concise manner, or lower it if the pilot cannot comprehend it from information overload.

    I RARELY encounter this outside of people who have served as it seems 'dirty civvie pukes', especially the past ten years seem to not only have tunnel vision, but are directing it at everything EXCEPT where they are going. It's like people are turning into those birds or pet dogs who are too stupid to realize they're about to run headfirst into a plate glass door.

    I think biking increases your SA for most people - you become more aware of looking out for bumps, looking out for cars, or just plain flipping off the people screaming "Get off the road, you should be riding on the sidewalk" - in areas where it's clearly posted riding on the sidewalk is illegal.

    It's part of why when a bike gets hit by a vehicle, it's usually because the vehicle wasn't paying attention... or it's just some malicious punk kid from out of state who decided to dick with you; funny when you kick their asses, trash their vehicle for hitting you and it turns out they've got out of state warrants for assault...

    Long story.
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    He was also on the wrong side of the road. With all those pedestrians, it's lucky he didn't run anybody down.

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    Trains do not pay road tax, so its the trains fault for delaying legitimate traffic.
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    I'd swear that this driver must have some family members driving around in my area.

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    Though he may have been having some sort of medical issue at the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GriddleCakes View Post
    Of only there was an audible or visual signal to warn the the motorist of a train crossing. Perhaps a sign...
    I assume this is sarcasm?

    We have had several deaths in our recently caused by those pesky trains, the craziest one was when the woman crashed THROUGH the down crossing gates...right in front of an Amtrak traveling at 70mph. Sadly her innocent children had to die.

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    5 to 1 the driver was texting, eating/drinking, or diddling with the radio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deathshadow60 View Post
    In the Air Force we had this term... "Situational Awareness"... being completely aware of your surroundings, yourself and other objects in motion within your reaction time area. More information (radar, radar warning receiver, ground control updates, AWACS) can increase situational awareness if delivered in a clear concise manner, or lower it if the pilot cannot comprehend it from information overload.

    I RARELY encounter this outside of people who have served as it seems 'dirty civvie pukes', especially the past ten years seem to not only have tunnel vision, but are directing it at everything EXCEPT where they are going. It's like people are turning into those birds or pet dogs who are too stupid to realize they're about to run headfirst into a plate glass door.

    I think biking increases your SA for most people - you become more aware of looking out for bumps, looking out for cars, or just plain flipping off the people screaming "Get off the road, you should be riding on the sidewalk" - in areas where it's clearly posted riding on the sidewalk is illegal.

    It's part of why when a bike gets hit by a vehicle, it's usually because the vehicle wasn't paying attention... or it's just some malicious punk kid from out of state who decided to dick with you; funny when you kick their asses, trash their vehicle for hitting you and it turns out they've got out of state warrants for assault...

    Long story.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
    This thing?


    -Kurt
    Probably this one:




    But these are the ones I see most often



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Human Car View Post

    Brutal.

    Does the mother still qualify for a Darwin Award if half of her progeny survived the crash? Are there bonus awards for killing two of her own kids?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikepacker67 View Post
    I wanna ride with deathshadow60. I think it would be fun!
    +1 BTW that train crossing is on several of the local group rides in my area.... I am glad they weren't between the train and car.
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    Both those videos are mind-blowing. I mean, just how does that happen? And the slow-poking tourist train ... too funny.

    Mom-van ... couldn't see the crash from the video. I hope she made it through. Looks like she didn't see the train coming from the other direction.

    Hard to believe that someone over the age of 19 would try something like that ...

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