Comment 117387

By kevlahan (registered) | Posted March 31, 2016 at 17:58:04 in reply to Comment 117385

Stupid people aren't killed on the TGV ... which hasn't had a pedestrian fatality for 36 years. They eliminated all level crossings and the entire line is fenced (not to mention various automatic controls to deal with driver and signal failures).

Of course, they could have left off the fences and kept the level crossings and just exhorted motorists to be careful and pay attention when the train roars by at 300 km/h!

Let's drop the speed limit to 30 km/h and be very happy with the big reductions in injuries and deaths of motorists and pedestrians. We can worry about the "stupid" people when the changes stop producing results. We're very far from that point right now!

Comment edited by kevlahan on 2016-03-31 17:58:25

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