Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of the recent train accident. However, it is too soon to talk about train safety.
Also, there are many more trains in the New York City area. And more accidents there. And they have more rules and regulations, so rules and regulations don’t work.
Plus, it appears it was the driver’s fault. Trains don’t kill people. People kill people. If that driver didn’t have a train, he’d have a bus or a plane. So there’s no point in any investigation into train safety or regulations. It’s a mental health issue, not a train issue.
It is the price we pay for freedom.
Originally published at bobmayer.com on December 20, 2017.