I don't think you quite get the scenario...hold3n wrote:would they be able to see the opposite gate going down/ lights flashing or wouldn't they have enough time to reactZebedee wrote:Oh I'm sure they would, but if the gates are up when they drive into the hatched zone, and the bells, lights and boom gates come down once the driver's already there, that's when it gets a bit excitinghold3n wrote:im not hear to argue but wouldn't they see the opposite gate go down with lights and bell
Let's say the gates are up, no train is coming. Cars are driving through the intersection and the traffic lights turn amber and then red.
At the red light, there's room for say 2 cars to fit in the gap between the traffic lights and the cross-hatched keep out zone for the railway crossing.
However, three cars end up in that area - two in the "safe" zone and one with its back end hanging into the "unsafe" zone.
While they're waiting for the lights to change back to green, all of a sudden the boom gates start lowering, the bells start ringing and the red lights start flashing. There's nowhere for this third driver to go - he can't go backwards, because that's taking him further onto the tracks. He can't go forwards because there's cars stopped in front of him...