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Caltrain has deadliest year since 1995

Original post made on Jan 2, 2010

This year was the deadliest for Caltrain since 1995 after two people were fatally struck by trains this morning (Dec. 31), according to an agency spokeswoman.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 31, 2009, 3:29 PM

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Posted by Martin Engel
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Jan 2, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Most, if not all, of these mortalities take place at grade crossings. Having at least one person there as a kind of crossing guard, like schools, everyday, throughout the entire day, might mitigate these high fatality numbers.

Where would we get such people to do this? How about a volunteer retired people organization dedicated to this effort? With enough people to serve in this noble endeavor, a single "watch" might be two hours. That's not much. More people means everyone participating would have to do less.

There is no point in making distinctions between suicides and stupidity. All need our help and intervention.

All anyone needs to do this job is good eyes and a loud whistle to blow, sort of like a life-guard, which is what they would be.

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