07/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Is The New York Subway System Safe? (POLL)

Since the deadly Metro crash on Monday that killed nine people in Washington, New Yorkers have been looking for reassurance that the New York system, which is much older, is safe. The MTA noted that the New York system is entirely different from its D.C. counterpoint and that the train car model involved in the crash is not used in New York. Strangely enough, the older model of many New York trains, which aren't run with computers and reach top speeds of only 40 miles per hour, are often safer than more technologically advanced trains.

That's all well and good, but every New Yorker has had a nervous moment in a car that seems especially bumpy or with a conductor who takes turns with too much gusto. What do you think - are New York's subways keeping you safe or not? Vote in the poll: