Give me a break. What the Hell is that suppose to mean? Is this the best the city can do to help prevent track related injury or death? Come on, people barely obey stop signs and this is suppose to do something? I can see it now. The death tolls will drop 90% because of this sign in the subway carts. No one WANTS to fall on the tracks!
Surviving on the Tracks
Believe it or not, there are plenty of train stations around the world with suicide doors. This is more popular in elevators though. Elevators have two doors.
One on the car itself and one on each floor. The door on the floor stays closed until the elevator gets there, then they both open. The same works with suicide doors at train stations. One door is on the train car, of course, and another door is on the platform. The platform door ONLY opens when the train stops. Compare that to the horse shi’t we have here. “Don’t go in the Tracks!” sign…….Big difference, eh?
Why doesn’t New York have suicide doors at their train stops? The same reason why it has so many pot holes. Because nobody gives a crap. Giving a crap means investing money with no return in sight for those who invested it. Afterall, money > human value in this system. Ir a project cost too much money, they’ll just find a way to blame the people and hold them responsible for accident. The MTA even tells you that you’re a dumb ass in a nice way if you go to their website. There are plenty of people who misjudge a situation. I mean, I’m all for learning from your mistakes, but come on, getting hit by a train is a little extreme.
Money Money MONEY!!
Money is invested very well when there’s a return. Building a new bridge is a good investment because of the convenient little toll placed on it. Renovating a building means upgraded rent prices, a new playground or upgraded school means property will go up. Putting up suicide doors will take so much time and money that the MTA feels it should just hand the responsibility to the consumer. They can’t make it up in a fare hike. Afterall, they hike our fare for no reason to begin with.
To make matters worse, there’s a fine for going down onto the tracks. As if your risk isn’t enough of a fine. I guess it’s a better investment that way. Preventative measures work much better than cute signs. Think about it. What would you be more inclined to obey? A sign saying “slow down, nice neighborhood” or a speed bump?