LIRR to beef up patrols at crossings

Full story: Newsday 13
Following recent accidents at grade crossings in Bethpage and East Rockaway, the Long Island Rail Road said yesterday it will increase police patrols in those areas and mount safety awareness campaigns. Full Story
John

New York, NY

#1 May 9, 2008
Guess the MTA needs more money. Just another attempt to extract more money from people.
Jimmy Crack Corn

Brooklyn, NY

#2 May 9, 2008
Guys, seriously, come on.

This is a waste of money. The people who are going to go in front of the trains are too dumb to live and that train is just Darwin's way of removing them from the gene pool.

If you don't know to stay out of the way of the multi-ton vehicle traveling at 50MPH, moving along a very, very, very, very, very, very, very fixed path....yeah, you deserve to go.
Ex-Bethpager

Caroga Lake, NY

#3 May 10, 2008
Only in New York........I think they should appoint Spitzer as the Chief Crossing Guard.......I hear he needs the work.
Bob from Finesville

New York, NY

#4 May 10, 2008
What a joke, the LIRR police are never available for problems on the rr or at stations. In my career with the NCPD any time there was a call on their property they were "respoding from East Suffolk with an extended ETA, and never semmed to make it there.
RDE2

Hollis, NY

#5 May 13, 2008
Now police have to babysit grade crossings. If people choose to take their lives in their hands by thinking they can beat a train, go right ahead. Just let me be nearby so I can laugh my ass off as you are splattered all over the street. First they need babysitters for gap, now babysitters for grade crossings. There are not enough babysitters for all the idiots who go around lowered gates and can not step over a space in the ground!
imagine all the people

Mahwah, NJ

#6 May 13, 2008
RDE2 wrote:
Now police have to babysit grade crossings. If people choose to take their lives in their hands by thinking they can beat a train, go right ahead. Just let me be nearby so I can laugh my ass off as you are splattered all over the street. First they need babysitters for gap, now babysitters for grade crossings. There are not enough babysitters for all the idiots who go around lowered gates and can not step over a space in the ground!
your sick!!!
RDE2

Hollis, NY

#7 May 14, 2008
imagine all the people wrote:
<quoted text>your sick!!!
Not nearly as sick as the a-holes who go around lowered crossing gates. They are down for a REASON people - and the reason is NOT because they look pretty all lit up.
Doh

Hicksville, NY

#8 May 14, 2008
How the heck do you police stupidity?
At the Bethpage crossing, not only do they have gates and flashing lights, they also have a sign that flashes that a train is coming and sure as shootin' some dipstick gets run over at that crossing while everything is flashing a ringing. Now we need someone to physically hold these morons back? I'm not saying that stupidity warrants the death penalty, but these dopes have no one to blame but themselves.
Bob

West New York, NJ

#9 May 14, 2008
Railroad hire Patrol trying to raise fees
In Europe, Germany, Swiss and nearby counties use Video cameras and tape them on every railroad gates to watch them and caught them.
hooray

Rockville Centre, NY

#10 May 15, 2008
Thank you for wasting more taxpayer's money on something so ridiculous. If people feel the need to cross the tracks when the gates are down, the bells are ringing and the lights are flashing....and they get hit....it is just one more stupid idiot off this planet. If they die, they deserved it.

Since: Dec 07

Hewlett NY

#12 May 19, 2008
NCPD Highway was at the East Rockaway Station tonoght. I saw him pull over a knucklehead who just had to wait on the wrong side of the tracks.
stop hating

Paterson, NJ

#13 May 19, 2008
eastrockaway and everyone in it, SUCKS! period!
Cops at station

Woodhaven, NY

#14 Mar 27, 2011
I seen about 6 nassau cops cars including MTA and NYPD what happened at the east Rockaway LIRR station I seen about 12 guys hands behind there back cuffed on the floor no suprise they were all dark skinned? anyone see, I see orange cones like to see where the shells landed after the gun shots?
The savages in erock were out last night running in packs.

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