Railroad crossing watchmen play a very important role in warning people of oncoming trains. But recently, I have seen multiple instances when the person assigned to perform the duty was absent. Instead, someone else was doing the job. Often this duty is performed by children, while the main watchman is elsewhere.
This constitutes violations of several laws. Most importantly, this malpractice makes the railroad unsafe and dangerous. Authorities should monitor this issue and take proper actions against this malpractice.
Zihadul Islam, By email