Posted 4 months ago on July 25, 2013, 7:05 p.m. EST by ZenDog
from South Burlington, VT
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and each of these accidents has at least one thing in common -
EDIT: The train crash in Canada may have been a criminal act, and that cannot be considered human error, rather it is human deliberation.
woops - It's worse than I thought . . .
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Two deadly railroad accidents inside two weeks that claimed 80 lives in Spain and six in France have raised questions about train safety across Europe. But experts say rail travel remains one of the safest forms of transport on the continent.
From Communist-era trains in parts of eastern Europe to modern high-speed TGVs hurtling through the French countryside, Europe has a vast array of trains but among the highest safety rates in the world, experts say.
"Accidents like this are incredibly rare," Sim Harris, managing editor of Rail News in Britain, said Thursday.
Air and Rail Safety - Fatalities per 100 million person-kilometers: 0.035
And the train accident in France - apparently July 12 . . .
Two on the sixth.
One on the twelfth, the twenty second, and twenty-fourth . . .
- 6 * 2 = 12
- 12 * 2 = 24
- 2 2
- 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2