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Old 09-12-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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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.
Fire, and other problems. On rare occasions, people may need to be led out of a tunnel. Workers will guide them out through an end of the train, and to safety. So, the doors need to be unlocked.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:11 PM
 
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Yeah its crazy but true. i have no idea why they write you a ticket though? there was that story a few years back about the guy that was hot in the train, so went to change cars, passed out right in the middle of the two and fell off the train =(
and he was on his way to city hall with his g/f to get a marriage certificate.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:15 PM
 
Location: middle of everywhere
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Wow, I had no idea this was illegal, I just thought it was something that shouldn't be done unless in an emergency. I've only used those doors a handful of times because I was always terrified of going through them. I certainly won't anymore.

A few years back I saw a guy actually stand in between cars for a minute or two, I have no idea what he was doing.
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Old 09-12-2010, 10:19 PM
 
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its also illegal to play a radio, for two people to swipe with one card together, ive done this when i was younger with the student metro lol...yea we got a ticket for it...
and i also went to transit court , for a different ticket i got, and there was a guy there that got a ticket for swipping a homeless man with his metrocard.....the homeless man was "about" to jump the turnstile, so the nice man swiped him using his metro instead of having the homeless man jump. and guess what? a stupid cop came and gave the nice man a ticket. he said it was "improper use of a metrocard". he was pissed because he was about to give the homeless man a ticket for jumping.
theres a lot of little things that these cops will go and give tickets that are really crazy.
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Old 11-25-2011, 04:19 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Fire, and other problems. On rare occasions, people may need to be led out of a tunnel. Workers will guide them out through an end of the train, and to safety. So, the doors need to be unlocked.
With modern technology, how hard is it to make a maglock that automatically locks with the train in motion, and unlocks in case of fire alarm, power failure, panic alarm, or whenever the train is moving 0 MPH?

Honestly, let's quit bitching about paying our taxes, and move forward with some infrastructure that can prevent tragedy in an emergency, and make people think twice before doing something really dumb.
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Old 11-25-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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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.
Same as it is with every ticket: That's not the city's problem. The city doesn't care that your car is filled with nasty bum-stench, the city only cares about your obedience to their regulations. If you don't obey, get ready for a fine or (if the judge is in a bad mood) a trip to Riker's.
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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and i also went to transit court , for a different ticket i got, and there was a guy there that got a ticket for swipping a homeless man with his metrocard.....the homeless man was "about" to jump the turnstile, so the nice man swiped him using his metro instead of having the homeless man jump. and guess what? a stupid cop came and gave the nice man a ticket. he said it was "improper use of a metrocard". he was pissed because he was about to give the homeless man a ticket for jumping.
theres a lot of little things that these cops will go and give tickets that are really crazy.
Technically, I think it's only illegal to swipe somebody else in if they pay you for it. If you swipe somebody in out of the goodness of your heart (or if they're your friend/spouse/child), they can't ticket you (even if it's an unlimited because they have that 18 minute lockout period)
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Old 11-26-2011, 01:39 PM
 
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I rather just get off the train and change subway cars. Many people lost their lives in trains by switching cars, and train surfing.
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