This Australian video, which has gone viral worldwide, features a catchy tune and an amusing set of things not to do which can kill you. Get to the end and it takes on a decidedly transit-oriented bent.



As you discover, this is actually a PSA by Melbourne’s Metro transit agency to convince people not to stand too close to train platforms or try to drive or walk across tracks.

Can you imagine a US transit agency, even one of the most clever like LA Metro, doing this? Wouldn’t it be great if our US Metro agencies could be so clever?

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David Alpert is the founder of Greater Greater Washington and its board president. He worked as a Product Manager for Google for six years and has lived in the Boston, San Francisco, and New York metro areas in addition to Washington, DC. He lives with his wife and two children in Dupont Circle.