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Robin Michelson letter: Use common sense at railroad crossing

In reference to the letter entitled," Frustration growing over city's rail safety" in which Troy Ruscheinsky voices his concerns: At what point do human beings stop taking responsibility for their own actions?...

In reference to the letter entitled," Frustration growing over city's rail safety" in which Troy Ruscheinsky voices his concerns: At what point do human beings stop taking responsibility for their own actions?

You said, "Hasn't the city learned anything? The city needs to step up and stop this from happening." So, it's the city's fault that our children, grandparents, and neighbors are being careless and crossing the train tracks when guard rails are down and whistles are blowing? Give me a break.

Yes, these are tragedies, but they could very well have been prevented by some simple observation skills.

I am sick of hearing about these accidents on the news. When guardrails are down, lights are flashing, and I hear and feel a train, I understand that there is a train somewhere close.

When do I cross the tracks? When the lights stop flashing, the guardrails go up, and I can see that the train has passed. It's not rocket science. It's common sense that people seem to be seriously lacking lately.

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Robin Michelson

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