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-11 1. eddie2042 commented 12 years ago

62 in a year? that's 1 a week... :|
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-18 2. dragonon commented 12 years ago

way to go Government. :O wtf were they thinking.........

Intellectuals solve the problems, geniuses prevent them and i see none of intellectuals or geniuses in government plans whatsoever !!!
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-10 3. Kurisusan commented 12 years ago

I would expect this in India, but in USa what the hell man. Who was the genius who thought that up?
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+9 4. sardaliuma commented 12 years ago

I guess this is why it was almost empty at 0:15
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+67 5. LightAng3l commented 12 years ago

What the hell are you people talking about? #2 It's not the government's fault texas drivers are blind idiots... I mean how hard can it be to see that HUGE ASS TRAIN coming ?

#3 The guy said in the video : "running red lights" "not looking both ways" Dose that not point to stupid retarded asshole drivers?? :O
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0 6. ExGasper commented 12 years ago

railway 245:0 othere transport viecels
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-12 7. grimmreaper commented 12 years ago

Time to shut it down!
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+11 8. buco82 commented 12 years ago

I think it just needs armored bumper like the one on old trains - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Uploco.jpg and not to stop after each crash >:)
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+10 9. Tareim (admin) commented 12 years ago

#1 almost, there is 52 weeks in a year not 62 :P
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+5 10. etplayer commented 12 years ago

#8 Thats not a bumper, its called a cow catcher, very appropriate for those meat and potato girls in Houston ;-).
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+24 11. PaterSin commented 12 years ago

idiots just can't drive
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+7 12. thorargent commented 12 years ago

Wow, it's bigger than a semi and apparently invisible. He turns, Darwin scores!
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+5 13. JerryD commented 12 years ago

Holy cow and sacred potato! Lots of drivers having stuffed their brains in the rear trunk - or left it home in a safe place!? But Houston is a very big city with 2.3 million inhabitants and nearly 6 million in the metropolitan area. So I guess these drivers just happend to get messed up with a "huge ass train", it could be another car, truck or citybus as well. The citytram in lots of cities around the world have their share of hits as well, but not as often as in Houston as it appears. Prolly have to do that in lots of cities people have learned to keep up the attention on whats goin on in the traffic around them.
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+3 14. Usdevildoggmc commented 12 years ago

Lmao I'm going to continue to call these ppl IDIOTS..... until it happens to me :x

Objects in mirror are closer than they...... You get the point!
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+2 15. Pizzathehutt26 commented 12 years ago

Awesome videos, might teach people do start driving more carefully. I have noticed a big increase in unsafe drivers lately and I get tailgated for doing the speed limit on the freeway as if sitting on my ass is going to make me move faster. I just ignore and hope that I don't have to break suddenly.
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+16 16. Tehnol commented 12 years ago

Bloody hell, in Australia we've had these things called "trams" for about 80 years, rarely with collisions such as this. I think American drivers just need to open their eyes.
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+9 17. d3vill0ck commented 12 years ago

Usage of rearview mirrors and a bit observation by the DRIVERS would be just awesome :)
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+10 18. cincodemayo commented 12 years ago

I think those drivers in the cars deserve to be hit by a train. bunch of idiots. they should ban them from driving for years.
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+3 19. JaeMarie commented 12 years ago

I'd be curious to know what percentage of those drivers causing the accidents drove regularly in the city vs the ones that weren't used to the streets.

Just a guess, but I'm thinking that the majority are unfamiliar with the streets and probably trying to find their way and read street signs instead of noticing that GIANT METAL THING running them down.
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+4 20. huldu commented 12 years ago

Its not the train at fault here. Its obviously the drivers with zero control. These drivers where probably destined to be in a car crash. Better they hit the train than a buss filled with children or a soccer mob bringing home her kids. At least the injury hitting the train is self inflicted. The crash itself does not look that "bad" and i am pretty certain most if not all drivers survived the crash? Maybe someone knows better.
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-1 21. banzemanga commented 12 years ago

Two things. Stupid drivers and stupid metro design. Trains should used as subways and not street bus(train)-lines. And stupid drivers not looking around when they should
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+8 22. DoubleBubble commented 12 years ago

What the fuck is with the geniuses blaming the Metro designers for the problem? Did you even watch the video or listen to it? It's caused by driver error. i.e. Fuckwits who shouldn't be allowed behind the wheel because they're too ignorant or stupid to see a fucking TRAIN in their mirrors. The Metro is not to blame. Idiots in cars are.
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+4 23. mashkalji commented 12 years ago

actually i would love to go to Houston .. seems pretty wild to me ..
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-3 24. max2000 commented 12 years ago

has this vid leaked out from the f.b.i. recent files, me wonder 8-)
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+5 25. ModifiedGrays commented 12 years ago

Hmmm...I guess I am the only person here that has actually ridden the Houston LRT and driven in downtown Houston.

I can confirm that the Houston LRT is a TERRIBLE design. (Furthermore the system doesn't go that far, it is only 12.1 km long.) While many of these crashes are related to "driver error", the Metro system is at fault for having a completely messed up and confusing LRT.

Everywhere else in the US/Canada (and the rest of Houston), when you want to make a left hand turn, you get into the far left lane and watch for a gap in the ONCOMING traffic. But here in downtown Houston over that 12.1 km of track, you expect the drivers to remember that to turn left they must be in the middle lane and watch for a gap in the oncoming traffic and also watch for a gap in the train coming FROM BEHIND THEM. It should come at no suprise that numerous people forget about and don't look for train coming from behind when they turn left.....because this is never taught in driver training NOR do they encounter this anywhere else in the US/Canada. What everybody is used to when they can turn left across a set of train tracks, is the tracks are fitted with signals and sometimes barricades.

Houston LRT === "Worst LRT Ever!!!!" <--- said in the comic book shop guy voice.

(Light/Heavy Rail Transit systems I've ridden: Vancouver Sky Train, Calgary LRT, Edmonton LRT, Houston LRT, Paris RER, London Metro, Holland Train/Tram/Bus, K.L. Train/Tram, Disney Land Monorail :D )
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+3 26. cripplecog commented 12 years ago

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0 27. irishgek commented 12 years ago

You know its so amazing how in other country's they have similar systems are there is no problem , wait no i must not bash american's they have these in other states im sure , but man texans seem to be just idiots full stop no patience no clue how to drive ......this clip is just too funny for words .

I cant believe there are people out there like this who can be this dumb and still get a driving licence.
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+2 28. Sin_iZ commented 12 years ago

Houston Metro FAIL!!! :D

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+3 29. Sebastien commented 12 years ago

#25 Thanks ModifiedGray, that explains al lot.
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+2 30. JerryD commented 12 years ago

#25 Ok - you explain some, and it's amazing that its only 12.1 Km or 7.5 miles. But from the vid it appears lots of drivers are crossing or coming from oncoming traffic, and as it's said that some are driving against the red light. I've seen in lots of European cities same thing, they have to watch out for a tram comming from behind. And lots of drivers never got it from driving school to do that, but to pay attention not only to what's in the front of the car. I noticed the "butts" and the markings on the street and still it doesn't make people to be cautious. Got the impression that the drivers regards "it's a right to be mindless!". Have lived some years in the US and seen people crashing in to an intersection because they didn't see the red light and the crossing rush-hour traffic. Not to mention crossing the railroadtracks with flashing red lights and sounding bells and a heavy freighttrain sounding like a bunch of cruiseships having a choir with their foghorns. And still they do not care and sometimes get run over .... huh!? What happend? Why the pearlygates? .... :S
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+3 31. eddie2042 commented 12 years ago

#9 62 / 52 = 1.19 which is why i rounded it down to 1; I know there are 52 weeks in a year :|
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+3 32. Mitak commented 12 years ago

Its way to easy to get a drivers license in US, which would seem has its bad sides :x
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+3 33. richardleed commented 12 years ago

A lot of these accidents can be prevented if drivers LEARN how to SHOULDER check!
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+2 34. Oxydous commented 12 years ago

What #25 said... Its positioned very bad.. should be on the other side of the lanes. The problem with that would be that there had to be 1 on both sides to serve pedestrians on both sides...

So .. cut down the costs by putting in the middle.. aaaaaaaand...

this marvelous car safari begins..
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+3 35. Nifen commented 12 years ago

In melbourne, the trams have the same sort of system. if you want to turn left. you get into your right lane (we drive on our left) and stop. when the lights go for the other traffic, you then make your turn and continue over the tracks. The trams generally always have right of way, You are not aloud to over take a tram, and you are not aloud to drive past on the lane next to the tram as people could be getting off. You need to stop when they stop and go when they go. I live in Tasmania and know how to drive with them, We don't even have trains in Tasmania! It isn't THAT hard to work out the system!

Being in a rush only slows you down!
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+3 36. eskeshuus commented 12 years ago

"Houston, we have a problem."
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+1 37. DarkiKun commented 9 years ago

I wonder if these drivers are confused by mirrors, because they clearly are not using them!
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0 38. buckleg08 commented 3 years ago

how did those drivers get their drivers license?:|
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0 39. krazeeeyez commented 2 years ago

one word fix... MONORAIL