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Why Japanís Rail Workers Canít Stop Pointing At Things


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#1 FrensicPic

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 01:00 PM

Interesting safety practice...sounds like its effective.

"A seemingly silly gesture is done for the sake of safety."

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:01 PM

Japanese rail workers ain't got nothin' on this guy...


Edited by Devil's Advocate, 29 March 2017 - 02:02 PM.

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:30 PM

It was nice of the article to point that out...

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 02:48 PM

Actually, there's a lot of pointing going on in the good 'ol US of A too.
 
 
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Posted 31 March 2017 - 09:03 PM

This practice in New York was adopted by the MTA, after a few incidents of Conductor's opening subway train doors when the entire train was not stopped at station platforms, or worse, opened on the wrong side of train.

It has been effective in eliminating those incidents.
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Posted 28 April 2017 - 07:35 AM

I remember as a kid a particular engineer who was not only pointy, but very vocal about it.  Easy to hear everything he had to say about what he was pointing at! :D


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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:30 AM

It's f it's stupid, but it works, it's not stupid. (Old military wisdom)

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