Railway Crossing Accidents How Common Are They?
May 3, 2018 1:17pm CST
In the recent railway crossing accident occurred in India, when the news was aired, it was mentioned that in Japan they have never had a ‘Railway Crossing’ accident since last 52 years! This is because of the system what they have there! The technology is so perfect that there are zero chances of committing a mistake. In fact everything pertaining to the railway crossing is automatically monitored by the computers in Japan! India is one of the countries where these accidents happen very frequently making the people believe that life is uncertain for them! (Reasons, I will quote in another discussion). I know many advanced countries of the World are also facing this trouble despite they are quite rich economically! May I know, how frequently these Railway Accidents takes place in the Country where you live? Please respond! Your responses will be appreciated as usual! Thanks!
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India is a densely populated country and we have lot of travelers on daily basis because of which the trains are over crowded. But the during some special occasions or events people even travel on the roofs of the train which is very bad and because of lack of the staff to control the mob this thing can't be prevented which normally seen in small stations! Thanks @ridingbet (44948)!
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I read about the number of railway accidents in India. It was startling. They certainly happen in America, but most of them are due to human error. Like an engineer is not paying attention and goes too fast. Or, as in one case, a woman pulled out in front of a train, and caused an explosion.
Yes, the accidents always happen because of human error only! May that be then the human responsible in the system or traveling on the road! The machines they can't think themselves...after all they are needed to be controlled by the human beings only! Thanks for responding @AmbiePam !
Yes, I agree that with over confidence the drivers try to cross these unmanned railway tracks without looking for any possible train that can pass. But then in the Railway crossings where they have provided gate, signals and other things people are trying to cross the tracks despite having closed gates till the train passes the crossing causng accidents! Thanks @Sreekala for responding!