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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 10-30-2017, 06:39 PM
 
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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.
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Old 11-02-2017, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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I'm not sure that they do drive 45mph. I often get behind on here in Chapel Hill on a 55 mph road and it seems to be going the speed limit.
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Old 11-02-2017, 06:57 PM
 
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I'm not sure that they do drive 45mph. I often get behind on here in Chapel Hill on a 55 mph road and it seems to be going the speed limit.
Are you talking about the yellow or activity bus? Because every yellow bus should have a governor that limits to 45mph.
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Old 11-02-2017, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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It depends

Private schools can have buses that go 55, but 1) it has to have seat belts and 2) cannot say "SCHOOL BUS" - it can be yellow but can't have those words.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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We are the only surrounded state that school buses can only go 45 mph.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Lizard Lick, NC
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Can you posts studies to further your argument that our slow school buses are negatively affecting everything.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Can you posts studies to further your argument that our slow school buses are negatively affecting everything.
About 70% driver will try to speed up and get past the school buses, because they travel sooo slow. They need to move a little faster so that won't happen again. especially on a two-lane highway.
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Old 11-05-2017, 11:57 AM
 
Location: NC
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I think the governor is set for 50 mph. This is slow on the interstate, but I assume the reason is that they are top heavy and would flip on their sides on a sharp turn or if they needed to swerve to avoid an accident. 50 was probably thought to be a good compromise between efficiency and safety.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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I think the governor is set for 50 mph. This is slow on the interstate, but I assume the reason is that they are top heavy and would flip on their sides on a sharp turn or if they needed to swerve to avoid an accident. 50 was probably thought to be a good compromise between efficiency and safety.
I've seen buses go 60 mph. I don't get why they go 45 here.
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Old 11-05-2017, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Chapelboro
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Are you talking about the yellow or activity bus? Because every yellow bus should have a governor that limits to 45mph.
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.
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