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Old 10-12-2011, 12:06 PM
 
Location: World of opportunity
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I wonder if this will be on Tosh.0?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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As a former conductor, I can only shake my head at the degree of idiocy displayed. And I should tell you that when an idiot of this type winds up getting killed, I never feel bad. The person made a deliberate choice to ride on the outside of a moving train. Whatever happens to him (or her) is his or her own problem, and nobody else's.
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Old 10-12-2011, 09:31 PM
 
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This must be pretty common, as the MTA has an instructional poster telling you how to do it. Err, I mean a public service ad instructing you to "ride inside".

Thank You MTA!*|*this is my manhattan
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Old 10-12-2011, 10:22 PM
 
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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The idea behind pulling the emergency brake when someone does this and the train still has platform beside it, is so the person falls onto the platform while it's still there, as opposed to onto the tracks. When the train is out in a tunnel/between stations, the practice is likely more along the lines of bringing the train to a controlled stop.
Oh well yes I would agree with that. I thought you were talking about slamming to a stop outside of a station.

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This must be pretty common, as the MTA has an instructional poster telling you how to do it. Err, I mean a public service ad instructing you to "ride inside".

Thank You MTA!*|*this is my manhattan
Yeah I saw those and thought, "What the hell? Who would even think to do that?" I wouldn't be surprised if more than one person got idea from those posters.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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^ There's a big leap (possible pun unintended) from thinking about doing something incredibly stupid, to actually doing it.
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