I cannot understand any Parent allowing their children to sit on the door or window frame with legs dangling outside.
It is NOT a SEAT, there are no handgrips or supports just their bums on the narrow width of the aperture.
Children wriggle and jiggle so enthusiastically and their clothes are NOT designed to be used as a harness making it very easy for them to slip away.
I am the Father of 4 and G'father of 4 (and maybe more) so been,seen and done!!
The same applies to when I used to see people sitting on the platform edging with their legs hanging over, it is NOT a SEAT !!!
While blaming this 'No Outside the Carriage Ban' on the collision is ridiculous, I totally and completely support the ban of ANYONE, Adult or Child hanging out of the Carriage.
Would any of you go for a drive and allow your children to sit that way in the car???
You wouldnt do it before Seat belt Laws were introduced so why is it ok on a Tourist Train?