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Old 02-17-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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I've only done that a couple of times, when, for whatever reason, I really wanted to get out of the car I was in immediately. I also know it's against the rules. So I don't mind that they're giving out tickets for it.
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Incidentally, as long as this thread has inspired me to think about it, you should be aware that when MTA posts signs, it's not completely for your own good. It's also to cover them in case of a lawsuit. For example...

Everyone has seen, but usually ignores, those signs that read "Do Not Lean on Doors." Now follow along here: the doors on a subway car come out of their pocket when opening and closing. When they're closed, there is nothing anchoring them! They were designed to do one thing and one thing only--slide open and closed. If you lean on the doors, you're putting pressure on them from a direction they were not designed to handle.

Translation: it is possible that the doors could give way. Believe me when I tell you, you don't want that to happen. (And after you've died a horrible death from having fallen out of a moving train, into a space about a foot and a half wide, and straight down to the third rail, and your family tries to sue MTA, all their lawyer has to do is show up in court with a photo of the door displaying the "Do Not Lean On" sign. Case closed. Negligence on the part of the deceased.)

Then again, as I have heard an awful lot of people say, "Yeah, yeah. Nothing's gonna happen to me. I know what I'm doing." Occasionally they also say, "OK, I know it's wrong, but..."
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:33 PM
 
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personally you just have to smart enough to check if there police in the next car or the car you're in b4 you switch subway cars
i switched cars hundred's of times and i have never gotten a ticket
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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personally you just have to smart enough to check if there police in the next car or the car you're in b4 you switch subway cars
i switched cars hundred's of times and i have never gotten a ticket
I can only refer you to my post that preceded yours. If the odds ever turn against you, that won't be a good thing.
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Old 02-19-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: NYC
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As has been said, the rule is enforced because muggers usually go thru cars to look for victims. If you get stopped, you'll be questioned but if you're cooperative you might not get a ticket. The guy the OP referred to saying his brother is a lawyer probably talked himself into getting one.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:30 PM
 
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The second person to die in 6 months after switching cars and falling on the tracks.

Man Crushed To Death Between Subway Cars - Gothamist

A ticket is not the only reason to avoid switching cars.
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Old 09-12-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn/Atlanta
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Why don't they lock the doors then? Maybe it's in case of a fire or something but it sure feels like a set up so that they could ticket us, people.
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
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I dont know why folks are dumb enough to switch cars in the first place. I cant tell you how many times Im sitting down and I see some dummy get up and switch cars while the train is going full speed. That is extremly dangerous and I wouldnt do it even if the train was completly stopped. One wrong step and your under the train getting ran over...Some folks dont learn until something tragic happens to them .
I agree with you and it's probably safer to sit there and risk your health because some filthy, diseased bum carrying who knows what just got on your car and decided to park his nasty --- right next to you.

But why doesn't our "great" (SIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) mayor do something about getting real shelter for the homeless and keeping them off our trains? I mean doesn't Mike Bumberg love NY?
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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A couple of years back didn't kids do something where they would ride between subway cars try to climb them? I forgot what it was called. I think a kid got seriously hurt from it.
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn NY
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Subway surfing?

Kids doing crazy things for no good reason.
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