A car crashed with a huge train on a calm railroad crossing. One died the other is seriously injured. This happened because the driver did’nt pay attention to the stick on the left side. The driver just drove easy without warning over the wrong side of the way. Maybe he was drunk and he tought that he was riding in England. Whatever the cause was you have to remember that people can get suddenly sick or they can faint or they fall asleep. We cannot prevent that that event but we can adapt the railroad crossing’s security to humans. Until everybody has and can afford perfect working autonomous cars we have to do something like making the distance needed to brake lower by installing better brakes and we could enter a max. speed in such environements like 25 mph. Mine opinion is that if we blame the human, it certainly will happen again, but if we do instead of blaming humans research for improvements we could extremely influence relevant accidents. With ‘we’ I mean the professional experts from Dutch Railways for example.
This is a link to the website of one of the most professional Dutch Railway safety expert which we collaborate with.