If you were to ever see the video taken from the engine of a train as it bears down on a car at a railroad crossing, you would side with this father. It takes more than a mile to stop a moving train. Those engineers have to live with what happens to the people in those cars, too. The scene should never have made it to the final cut in that movie.
Hmm. I'm pretty sure that by the time one is old enough to drive, the urge to act out scenes from animated Disney movies is all but extinguished.
Yep and if you have ridden the trains for many miles as I once did, you become immune to the idiots trying to beat the train, the idiots walking toward you and looking you in the eye, daring you to NOT put the train in emergency, laughing when you do. This works both ways, believe me.
You never get immune but you do have a somewhat different perspective. I haven't seen the movie but doubt very seriously if it would convince anyone, not so predisposed to reckless behavior, to "race a train".
No I wouldn't!
People in movies do a lot of stupid things. Characters in cartoons sometimes do even more stupid things. Should we eliminate all the roofjumping scenes from movies? After all, people have died from falls as a result of trying such things. And should we eliminate Wile E. Coyote since he suggests that people who fall great distances will survive (at the expense of having to listen to accordion sounds when they walk)?
"More than 5,000 collisions occur at these intersections (grade crossings) each year, resulting in almost 600 fatalities and 1,800 injuries. A motor vehicle/train collision is many times more likely to produce fatalities than a roadway collision."