Re: Teen hits head ,dies on party bus
I’m not aware of any ordinances in New Jersey, or any other state for that matter, that mandate an audible alarm whenever an emergency exit is breached. The law only requires that emergency exits be easily accessible and clearly identified.
Originally Posted by Bellicose
I suspect that most emergency exits for buildings serving the public sound audible alarms to notify security of breaches. Emergency exits on public conveyances must be clearly marked and most of them flash some sort of panel warning for the drivers.
As for buses and trains in motion, I fail to see what value they would provide. When the vehicles are in motion, the damage has likely already occurred by the time anyone could respond to an alarm.
In this case, supervising adults were onboard the bus. What were they doing? Plus an onboard security guard had warned the teens 4-times to leave the exit alone and WHY.
Under normal circumstances, longevity tends to follow a simple bell curve once people reach a certain level of perspective. Young children have no idea of what perspective even is; and, unless it happens to involve an exam question, teenagers rarely care.
Early to mid-teens are strapped with a double whammy of having a false sense of security caused by feelings of immortality. Death, even accidental death, is just a distant rumor to them.
This youngster’s family has suffered a tragedy that every loving parent fears above all others. Their child is dead and somehow they must find a way to put their lives back together. I wish them the best.
And, while I hope it does not happen, I guarantee you that the PI attorneys in the area are already scoping out the deep pocket locations just in case they receive a call.
Even if the pessimists are right, in the end, the optimists will have had a much more enjoyable trip through life.