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View Poll Results: Which speed do you want the school buses to travel?
55 3 33.33%
60 4 44.44%
65 0 0%
No governor! 2 22.22%
Voters: 9. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 11-05-2017, 01:59 PM
 
Location: OBX
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It is not the speed that bothers me. I get irked when the bus pulls up to a stop with lights flashing and then waits for the kiddies to come to the bus. Not the ones waiting at the stop who board the bus but the others walking down the road we all have to wait on.

IMO the school system is teaching the kiddies the rules do not apply to them.
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Old 11-05-2017, 02:26 PM
 
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Yellow every day school buses. I'll try to make note of the speed they're doing next time i get behind one in that 55mph stretch.
Okay, because every yellow school bus in NC should do 45mph.
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:22 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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45 mph is too slow, about 70% of the drivers will try to get around them. Who wants the speed limit to be raised to 55, 60, 65 or remove governors?

In my opinion, I would say 55 or 60.

The surrounding states let the school buses travel faster than 45.

Also, if school buses drive too slow, they can increase travel times and higher collisions. They need to move a little faster. By increasing the penalties, People SHOULD know if the bus is stopped. They stop. They shouldn't go when they see red lights.

Dont have kids!
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Old 11-05-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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Dont have kids!
For middle and high school kids, definitely raise the governor. I don't care if they are autistic or not the governor should be raised.

If they are adding seatbelts, THEY SHOULD STILL RAISE THE GOVERNOR TO LIKE 55 OR 60 MPH!! Idk what they were thinking in this state.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:25 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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The limit is fine where it is. You have a bunch of kids riding around in school buses without ANY protection from an impact. If a sudden impact occurs then there is nothing restraining the children in their seats. They are free to slam into the seat in front of them, get ejected, slam heads together, and any number of injuries. It is a fact that as speed increases so does the severity of injuries in an accident.

If you want to decrease traffic then abolish parents from being able to drive their kids to school. It is pandemonium at every school in Pitt County, twice a day, as thousands and thousands of parents chauffeur their kids around. If your kid can't walk to school then ride the bus.
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Old 12-18-2017, 08:37 PM
 
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Maybe when every county in North Carolina gets seatbelts, they can start raising the limit to a higher speed or remove governors. Because Florida and Tennessee school buses can go over 70mph. They can do the same to activity buses.
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Old 12-19-2017, 06:26 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Maybe when every county in North Carolina gets seatbelts, they can start raising the limit to a higher speed or remove governors. Because Florida and Tennessee school buses can go over 70mph. They can do the same to activity buses.
Florida school buses are limited to 60 MPH and they're not supposed to go over 55 MPH.

https://www.local10.com/news/local/v...sidential-area
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Old 12-19-2017, 08:07 AM
 
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A school bus going 70 mph may be the dumbest idea I've heard lately.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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Virginia not long ago raised their bus limits from 35 to 45 MPH on local roads. On Interstates and roads with a higher than 55 MPH speed limit buses may travel at 60 MPH.
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Old 12-19-2017, 09:09 PM
 
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It's been a while since I was on a school bus. Do they all have seat belts now? If not I'd vote to stay at no more than 55 mph .


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