• New product idea- Passenger Rail Vehicle Safety Nets

  • General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.
General discussion of passenger rail proposals and systems not otherwise covered in the specific forums in this category, including high speed rail.

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  by STrRedWolf
 
eolesen wrote: Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:29 am I'll be the wet blanket...

How will these perform when they get filled with snow or ice or trash?... Maybe on an underground system it would be OK, but I'd guess that the majority of US transit systems are at or above ground.

I think the harsh reality you're missing is that most deaths involving transit/rail come from the blunt force trauma of being struck at speed, not from being dragged underneath. And the vast majority are suicides. Nets won't prevent that.
The big thing here is that it "works" but only in limited circumstances... like low-speed city travel.

Out of the city, 60 MPH? All it'll do is slice the ankles off before hitting the person committing suicide...

...and I'm going to end it there.