BBC News - Drivers 'should have mandatory level crossing tests'
This is beyond belief. People don't need more training on how to use a level crossing... it's a simple case of obeying the signals and barriers.
"Better drowned than duffers. If not duffers will not drown"
Since these incidencies are nearly always caught on CCTV, we have the car reg plate and thus know who the driver is/should be. They should have their license taken away and forced to take more driving lessons and a re-test.
Driving is a privalage/qualification - not a right!
Not that stupid. My sisters driving instructor didnt even know what to do at level crossings!!
When she slowed down for one, as you are supposed to do at any point where you may be required to stop (traffic lights etc), never mind the fact the hump and tracks aint good for your suspention when doing 40mph, she was told off and told "You do not slow down for level crossings"
Fair enough i can understand they dont want you to dordle accross, but not slow down at all
All unmanned crossings of this type have very clear signs telling you to open both gates first before driving across.
Let alone the fact that railway tracks are visible, even in the dark you'll see them or feel them when you walk over them.
Total utter airheaded moron!
One wonders what she is/was a student of. Not of a subject that requires independent thought or logic that's for sure!
Last edited by Number6; 10th March 2010 at 12:19 PM.
No the government should just accept that darwinism still applys in the 21st century.
My views on level crossings are that they need to be approached with caution. If you get hit by a train the chances of survival are slim, why risk your own life or others? I think the driving test be it theory or practical should have some questions or experience of dealing with it. On the continent, while driving down to croatia I had to drive over numerous train lines in plkaces with no gates, or lights just need to look and see, but this was wide open fields.
As for sat nav they are an AID and people who rely on them must be insane, I know when i'm driving down some roads that they're designed for cars, and if it looks like a dirt track then it prob ain't the wisest thing in the world to go down it.
It's just common sense, which I feel is starting to disappear from the world.
If it weren't for the train drivers' sanity, I'd say take all the gates away...
I'd also remove all air bags and fit sharp spikes to the middle of steering wheels!
Same old idiots making life duller for everyone else.
"Hi, I'm an idiot and I went through a barrier while a train was coming.....I'm now dead"
Head of everything ever - "We need to make all the millions of motorists who aren't morons take this as a mandatory part of a lesson....in fact let's charge them extra for this now MANDATORY lesson"
Same poop different day.
Hate this country sometimes.....people have accidents.....people die.....why does everything have to be made an example of.
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If you enter it you will become game.
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