By Jeremy Lipps, @Digital_Lipps
This is what a near miss looks like on Twitter and in the dispatch notification we receive:
All trains requested to hold near SF as police investigate near miss. Updates to follow. #Caltrain
— Caltrain (@Caltrain_News) February 12, 2014
This is what a near miss actually looks like:
At about the 1:00 mark, a group of people try to make it across the tracks, against a flashing crossing gate in the down position with an express train quickly approaching. One man is lucky he made it home that day. Don’t Shortcut Life:
- Look, Listen, Live!
- Never go around the gates! The Gate Means Wait
- Pay attention near tracks.
- Watch out for a second train.
- Expect a train on any track, at any time.
For more safety information about using Caltrain and staying safe, visit our safety tips page: http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/safety_security/Safety_Tips.html
Or visit Operation Lifesaver for rail safety information, stats and stories.
Reddit AMA: Life on the Line – Rail Safety
April 1, 2 -3 p.m. Pacific (5 – 6 p.m. EST)
Join Caltrain Transit Police Chief of Protective Services Dave Triolo, Communications Manager Jayme Ackemann and Community Affairs Officer Tasha Bartholomew in a Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA). This is your chance to ask anything you ever wanted to know about Caltrain’s Rail Safety program and how you can help maintain a safe environment when you or your loved ones are near the tracks.
Link to come.