Train Rules: You must have seen in films that if a red cloth is shown in front of the train, the train stops. But is it really true that if a red cloth is shown in front of the train driver, he will be forced to stop the train even without a red signal? Questions regarding this have been asked many times on the social media platform Quora. Come, let us know in detail about the rules for stopping the train.
A user on social media platform Quora has written, ‘Can we stop the train from danger by showing red cloth or red flag? To this a user replied, ‘You can stop the train from danger by showing red cloth or red flag. However, there should be some circumstances in this also. On showing the red cloth, the driver stops the train by applying emergency brake. This happens when the train track is broken, someone has fallen on the track or some other danger is seen. But it is considered mandatory to give the exact reason for stopping the train. If the correct reason is not given, action is also taken by the Railway Police. However, stopping the train after seeing the danger can save the lives of thousands of passengers.
Thousands of people lose their lives in a railway accident. Therefore, a rule was made that in case of any problem, people could alert the driver by showing a red colored cloth. If you come across such a situation and you show the red cloth, the driver will become alert and will stop the train if necessary. After stopping the vehicle, the person stopping the vehicle has to explain the reason for it. If an accident may occur and you stop the vehicle before it happens, you will be thanked for it. If the vehicle is stopped unnecessarily, action will be taken against you and you will also be punished.