ABC7 broadcast this rather shocking video that was posted on YouTube of an outbound L train being driven with the door wide open at the Van Ness station for almost a full minute on Friday evening. What we find more shocking is how none of the passengers seemed fazed by the situation, and no one hit the emergency brake. Luckily the operator finally noticed the error and shut the doors. Also, isn't that Scott Wiener in the foreground? See the video below.
Apparently, there are two safety precautions in place to keep this from happening -- there's a flashing light that tells the driver that the doors are still open, and the operator is supposed to use a key to lock the doors before taking off. The driver has been placed on non-driving status and will be reprimanded.