It’ll stop them in their tracks

Editor:

Re: Peace Arch News online question of the week, Oct. 10-16.

Editor:

Re: Brighter solution, Oct. 29 letters.

In response to letter-writer Tony Roy’s point of views, I would say the train guardrail is effective as far as preventing pedestrians from wandering onto the danger zone without realizing it, day or night, especially if they are non-local visitors and are so drawn to the water on the other side of the track.

To prevent people from knowingly trespassing onto the track, you would need a barbed-wire fence, not a change of the fence’s color.

In the night time, the train’s headlight should be bright enough to alert any conscious trespasser of the approaching danger. Should one fail to heed the approaching bright light, unlikely would the person in danger be in a right state of mind to be aware of the presence of the guardrail, whatever colour it may be, and of the track itself, except at crossings with road.

It would help if people accord the same amount of respect to rail track as they do to public roads.

Fen Kong Liew, Surrey

 

 

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