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At the rate that the train was going, shouldn`t the crossing barriers gone down long before the semi crossed the track, not while the semi was crossing the track?
P.S. EPIC, question mark, exclamation point, period, period, period
i had to do it mom! i just had to use the epic use of epic today!!
While you are correct on the noise ordinance/safety issue, some people don`t know the difference (or don`t care) and will fine either way. They get scared or worried that they`ll get in trouble, panic, and don`t follow proper procedure.
No matter who is at fault, I`ll bet the semi driver has lost his license and has to pay for the trailer.
There are ordinances against unnecessary blowing of air horns certainly. Trains would often blow their horn when approaching a traffic area. However those ordinances do NOT prohibit blowing your horn if you see someone on the tracks, like say a truck. They simply require the train operators NOT blow their horns unless there is a clear and present danger/need, such as when an 18 wheeler is on the track. Noise reduction does NOT trump safety.
And FYI, some areas do not allow horns to sound across certain crossroads because of noise ordinances. Very stupid laws IMO.
The lights and barriers weren`t down. Anyone else notice that? That`s an AUTOMATIC system, folks.
oh yeah I guess I hope nobody got hurt..or something.