Re: U-turns into certain death

On Fri, 19 May 2006 09:19:19 +0200, Davide Bianchi
<davideyeahsure@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 2006-05-18, Brian Kantor <brian@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I read somewhere that there are almost NO train drivers who have been
in that job for more than a couple of years without having someone be
killed by their train.

...came work for us, travel, have fun, squash peoples into gelly...
...not sure if it will work as adv...

I wonder if trains and trams could use luser-catchers on the front. Some
kind of padded netting arrangement, perhaps?

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