Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Kids on tracks are risking their lives
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Apr 2006, p. 6

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Kids on tracks are risking their lives

Dear editor, It's about 8 a.m. Friday, April 7. I am on Mountainview Road bridge looking towards the station. A westbound freight train is stopping on the north track. That means there's one coming the other way on the south track. In the distance I see three boys heading for school. They are going to cross the tracks behind the now stationary train. I hope they will look along the blind spot behind the train because I can see the other train heading towards them. Oh, they are running with no intention of looking behind the stationary train first. It's raining. They are running, long strides on slippery wet ties, big strides over slippery wet rail, already commited on a collision course. They made it. No split skull. No sliced torso-- maybe next time, boys. Parents, do your kids cross the tracks? Fences don't work-- they get cut. Footbridges don't work-- too much of a detour. Police patrols don't work-- they cost too much. That only leaves education. Peter Kent, Georgetown

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Kids on tracks are risking their lives