SEPTA Safety Blitz warns students to stay off rail tracks

    SEPTA’s Safety Blitz yesterday was the corporate equivalent of “stay off my lawn.” Except with some less selfish sentiments.

    SEPTA officials greeted Springfield, Delaware County, students yesterday at three stations along Trolley Line 101 to remind them to stay off the tracks.

    A trolley going 50 mph goes about 73 per second, the Delaware County Daily Times reports, and needs about 260 feet to stop. Safety officers were on hand to remind people not just of the dangers of using the tracks as a walking trail, but that doing so is trespassing.

    And for pete’s sake, stop leaving trash and other things on the track, because SEPTA Safety Officer George Walters says things like rocks and railroad tie spikes left on the tracks “can be like missiles.”

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