New Jersey train deaths have increased since state-launched safety initiative
(Source: Star-Ledger, August 28, 2013)
NEWARK, N.J. — Spurred by the deaths of three teenage boys on the train tracks in a 24-hour period in 2011, the state Department of Transportation and NJ Transit redoubled safety efforts. The agencies extended fencing, stepped up patrols and placed new warning signs at stations. They increased education in schools and filmed hard-hitting public service announcements, one of them bluntly titled "You’re Dead."
They even took to social media, targeting kids and adults alike with the message that a train is a brutally efficient killer. But more than a year after that safety initiative was launched, the deaths continue to mount. Worse, they have accelerated.
Full story: Star-Ledger
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
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