RSS iconTwitter iconFacebook icon

The Trek BBS title image

The Trek BBS statistics

Threads: 140,381
Posts: 5,447,003
Members: 24,973
Currently online: 476
Newest member: turndizy

TrekToday headlines

Crowded Coop Trek-Themed Bags and Wallets
By: T'Bonz on Oct 31

Original Series Hoodies
By: T'Bonz on Oct 31

Star Trek-Planet Of The Apes Comic Preview
By: T'Bonz on Oct 31

November-December 2014 Trek Conventions And Appearances
By: T'Bonz on Oct 31

Kruge Bobble Head
By: T'Bonz on Oct 30

Two Trek Actors In Green Room
By: T'Bonz on Oct 30

Trek UglyDolls First Look
By: T'Bonz on Oct 29

New Star Trek Select Action Figure
By: T'Bonz on Oct 29

Trek Actors In Elsa & Fred
By: T'Bonz on Oct 29

The Red Shirt Diaries #9
By: T'Bonz on Oct 28


Welcome! The Trek BBS is the number one place to chat about Star Trek with like-minded fans. Please login to see our full range of forums as well as the ability to send and receive private messages, track your favourite topics and of course join in the discussions.

If you are a new visitor, join us for free. If you are an existing member please login below. Note: for members who joined under our old messageboard system, please login with your display name not your login name.


Go Back   The Trek BBS > Lounges & General Chat > Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous Discussion of non-Trek topics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old February 9 2009, 04:08 PM   #1
Deckerd
Fleet Arse
 
Deckerd's Avatar
 
Location: the Frozen Wastes
Modern day Cinderello

You have to scroll down to the video.

Holy stupidity, Batman!
__________________
They couldn't hit an elephant at this distance.
Deckerd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9 2009, 05:40 PM   #2
SPOCKED
Admiral
 
SPOCKED's Avatar
 
Re: Modern day Cinderello

I think he left his shoe and kept running so he could get home to change his underwear.
SPOCKED is offline   Reply With Quote
Old February 9 2009, 06:06 PM   #3
Holdfast
Procul, O procul este profani!
 
Holdfast's Avatar
 
Location: 17 Cherry Tree Lane
Re: Modern day Cinderello

Funny video on one level, but there's a serious point here too. Level crossings are one of the most frustrating encounters drivers/pedestrians face and I'm not surprised so many jump them, idiotic as it is.

The biggest problem is the lengthy lag time between the crossing coming down and the train going past. It's often several minutes or more. So traffic is just sitting there, getting increasing annoyed and eventually someone "cracks" and makes a dash for it.

They should reduce the lag time to about 30s between the crossing coming down and the train going past, so people wouldn't get so frustrated at the lengthy delay and begin to treat level crossings with proper respect.

Paradoxically, the effort to increase safety by increasing the time delay between the crossing coming down and the train going by, makes the accident rate higher I suspect.
Holdfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 01:39 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
FireFox 2+ or Internet Explorer 7+ highly recommended.