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Now -- a San Francisco I kind a major tourist attraction -- Under fire.
Apparently there are dangers and -- -- with cable cars in the city shelling out millions and millions of dollars because of them -- and -- San Francisco with a more.
I know what could be dangerous about these cable cars Claudia.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Butting up against 21 century traffic one result is an accident rate.
-- about once a month.
Now some passengers who hang off the side have been clipped by other cars and trucks some riders who have slipped underneath -- moving cable cars have lost their feet or legs.
Cable cars only go about nine miles an hour but they weigh more than 151000 pounds and sudden braking can cause problems.
As happened in February when seven people were hurt because of an obstacle that fell on the track.
These Brickman sometimes have to throw the emergency brake which is a metal wedge that bomb slams into the track.
Stops the cable -- instantaneously within about one foot throwing all the passengers.
Receive injuries from that.
All the time.
City officials report 126.
Accidents over the last decade that and injured 152.
People some of them seriously.
And at great cost of this city.
More than eight million dollars to settle about four dozen legal claims.
Jenna and looking and the website these cable cars have been around since the late eighteen hundreds I mean they've been around for awhile so what it what is the city saying about it.
-- -- Well yeah I you know really all the city can do at this point -- focus on operator training -- cable car maintenance because with nine million riders a year these historic cable cars are here to stay.
And they are a registered or national landmark and because of that they cannot be exchanged or redesigned in any way.
City officials say that's a good thing because tourists to come to -- -- the cable cars from around the world.
Pump millions of dollars into the local economy here so a city officials are saying look -- riders are careful and perhaps a bit more aware of the potential dangers.
Everyone should have a safe and memorable ride.
-- they're really fun I highly suggested as a native San Franciscan.
Just keep your hands inside the cable cards and paying off that.
-- Claudia she picked my points you probably have to ride one the high school right when you -- Shia arc I wrote one to work I downtown when I east worked downtown San Francisco and it was -- And well I'm sure he just hit the PME combined.
Mine hold on -- body and outside the car right.
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