This morning on the way to work, I was sitting at a railway crossing (mostly commuter trains, but the occasional Amtrak as well). The gates were down for well over 15 minutes. People started turning around, which you could do because no traffic was driving on the other side of the street. And then they started driving around the gates and through an active train crossing. People, I don't care that you're late for school or work. I don't care that you're impatient. I don't care that the gates may be malfunctioning. In the story of train vs car, the car always loses!
Accident in March 2013 in the UK.
Looks like a motorcycle, but it's a car.
There were a couple of times when cars were coming around the gates on both sides of the tracks and having to do a little tango in the middle. I even heard a train whistle while this was happening! (I was going to be very angry if I had a front row seat for this accident.) And then the school bus behind me went through! I couldn't tell if there were kids on the bus, nevertheless. Poor judgement, she should not have been driving a bus. I texted my boss to let her know I'd be late. Called the day care to reserve a spot for Stellie just in case they filled up before I could get there. And then called the police who had already had a report. I had been there for a good 25 minutes at this point. (And I never did see the police.) A really tense start to the morning!
But you came here for the stitching not the complaining!