Video: New York City Teens Play 'Subway Chicken'

| by Michael Allen

A YouTube video (below) showing teenagers jumping onto subway tracks as a train approaches is alarming subway riders and transit officials who said "they should have their heads examined."

The video shows the teens jumping onto a set of tracks at a Brooklyn subway stop. Adults scream at them, but the teens continue to linger even as the lights of the approaching train come closer.

The boys make it back on to the platform, the last one with about 10 seconds to spare before the train pulls in.

They are playing a potentially deadly game of chicken, competing to see who dares to stay on the tracks the longest before the train comes.

The MTA said in a statement that the teenagers in the video should be arrested, noting that 146 people were hit by trains last year, 47 fatally.