Video: Miami Drivers Are Ignoring Railroad Gates & Trying To Beat The Train

A social media user has uploaded videos of multiple Miami drivers ignoring warnings at a railroad crossing and driving across the tracks, even as a train approaches.

In the video, cars, trucks, and even a bicycle rider drive around a flashing railroad gate that is down due to an approaching freight train.

The incident appears to have taken place at a crossing near 79th Street, just east of Hialeah.

Drivers in the video appear to be hoping they can beat the train across the tracks, gambling that they are smarter than the engineers who installed the safety warnings.

The videos were posted shortly after Brightline was the subject of negative articles in several local media outlets over fatalities on its tracks.

In articles and opinion pieces published in the Miami Herald and Miami New Times, Brightline was criticized for having a high accident and fatality rate on its tracks.

Social media users largely mocked the negative articles as being out of touch, noting that Brightline cannot be blamed for foolish behavior by drivers and pedestrians. The accident and fatality rate on Miami roads such as I-95 is many multiples of what is seen on the Brightline tracks, they added.

 

 

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Anonymous
3 months ago

We should add more and faster trains there so we can get rid of these drivers…

Anonymous
3 months ago

With 5-6 fatalities every week we would get rid of these clowns.

DWNTWNR
3 months ago

*smiles in Darwin*

Anonymous
3 months ago

Look, it’s not these drivers fault that warnings tell them that a train is coming.. it’s the trains fault for moving!

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

In a city with no enforcement of traffic laws, is anyone surprised by this?

Anonymous
3 months ago

We have the best police department in the country. Drinking cortado and smoking cigars all day long.

Anonymous
3 months ago

lol…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Add cameras. When anyone goes around the gates it is an automatic $10,000 fine and permanent loss of driver’s license.
Why are people on the trains being put at risk because someone can’t wait until the train goes by?
I seriously doubt that anyone is that important that they need to go around. It is just selfish.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Bad driving? In Hialeah? Wouldn’t have thought.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Good riddance to these idiots

Anonymous
3 months ago

it is related to infrastructure/transportation and the stupidity of Miamians…Go Brightline!

Anonymous
3 months ago

cities can impose fines to RR Crossings if they want.
State can add as well. Loss of license will start to make people think then.
Cameras don’t lie.
Have a sign ‘bypassing gates = lose your license’.
they are warned.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Its ticketclean who cleans all traffic tickets. Pure corruption in this city.

Azarius
3 months ago

They say everyone in Miami drive like they are taking someone to the hospital 😭😂

Anonymous
3 months ago

Everyone in South Florida.

Melo is sigma and chad
3 months ago

Only in Dade shows this everyday

Anonymous
3 months ago

🤦‍♂️

Anonymous
3 months ago

I don’t think these insane people know what they are up against. A speeding train kills on impact.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This is pure Miami idiocy, selfishness, and car culture taken to the extreme. This is a direct result of the policies of our leaders, prioritizing vehicular travel above all else.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I guess you know of some kind of policy that’ll prevent people from buying cars and other kinds of vehicles?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yes. It’s called public transportation?

Anonymous
3 months ago

Why do you keep saying Miami when the video is clearly Hialeah

Anonymous
3 months ago

Can’t wait to scare off all the dumbocrats from Miami. Go back to NYC retard.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

THIS IS NOT A POLITICAL PROBLEM! members of BOTH parties are to blame.

Anonymous
3 months ago

This is not a problem at all, these people are doing the United States of America a great service.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Hialeah should be surrounded by dozens of train tracks.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Well it is, flanked by rail yards and the airport.

Ciparoo
3 months ago

Is it wrong I want to see one of these idiots get hit by the train? Also, several of those were commercial vehicles, isn’t that grounds for dismissal?

Sommon Cense
3 months ago

You’re right, it’s not. But it’s 1000% a South Florida problem that we should all care about

DJL Cyber
3 months ago

Props to him for showing video evidence of how people try to sue companies just for the money.

Fern
3 months ago

In the UK level crossings have arms on each lane at both sides. I really wonder why we don’t have the same thing here

Anonymous
3 months ago

The reason why you don’t see at grade crossings with most higher speed rail anywhere else in the US. It always goes over or under crossings. One of the downsides of private investment is that it is built as cheap as possible. The lines were built for rare freight travel (a couple crossings a day). Eventually, it may be 20 years from now, the lines will be raised over major intersections at least, and yes taxpayers will foot the bill.

Anonymous
3 months ago

you haven’t seen some govt projects lately……

Anonymous
3 months ago

Thanks Trainadamus

Anonymous but you can call me Mike
3 months ago

This is an easy fix. The railway crossing arms should block both lanes. This is already the standard feature on all the drawbridges on the causeways. It’s either you pay for enforcement or pay to fix it. You cannot put the blame on people that are crossing. They are just too stupid.

Anonymous
3 months ago

“moments later” It’s a full two minutes between the last car and the train. Guy is full of shit.

Anonymous
3 months ago

and the train arms were probably down a while too. Shit happens all over the place here. not excusing people running train arms, but this is made to appear to be something it isn’t.

Anonymous
3 months ago

I agree, crossing gates breakdown. Why didn’t he show when the train passes. According to clock in the upper corner it was almost 3 minutes later.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Impatient Republicans with a Death Wish.

Melo is sigma and chad
3 months ago

Have you seen the people getting killed by Brightline. Half are part of the group who votes 95% democrat

Anonymous
3 months ago

the comment about Republicans is idiotic….just as this one is about Democrats.

Anonymous
3 months ago

That’s truly some bipartisanship!

Anonymous
3 months ago

^
sniff… the Democrats stole the presidential election from mein fuhrer, sniff…

Anonymous
3 months ago

Sniff… Russia apparently stole the 2016 election from Yas Qween for someone who was more aggressive against them than Barrack “More Flexible” Obama and Joe “Compromised by Russia Son” Biden.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Education is a valuable thing…don’t be afraid…it won’t hurt.

Anonymous
3 months ago

And the other half ?

Anonymous
3 months ago

This comment, right here, is what is wrong with America.

This person I guarantee preaches about how divisive the right is while commenting and believing crap like this. Pretty disgraceful, and needlessly divisive.

Anonymous
3 months ago

sadly, that is correct. Why bring any politics to this conversation. It doesn’t help, it only divides.
_ happy democrat.

Anonymous
3 months ago

as a democrat, I don’t find that comment useful nor correct.
There are selfish people on both sides. The last one I saw go across the gate, was cut in half and driver dead.
I feel sorry for their families that find out and even more for the train driver that has to relive it for the rest of his life and anyone injured on board by these completely inconsiderate assholes.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Oh pleeeze.. miss me with the boo hooing, republicons are always the first to throw bricks on this site.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

yep

Anonymous
3 months ago

i appreciate that planned parenthood is slowly eliminating future democrats.

Anonymous
3 months ago

These trains we see mowing down the brain dead in this republikook infested country is the best thing that could happen.