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Old 09-07-2017, 06:46 PM
Location: East of the Blue Ridge
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Originally Posted by steiconi View Post
1) not an intersection, making a left turn from the highway into a driveway.

2) not just me, every car on the highway had to stop. I'd guess that he does this every day. So, hundreds of people a year stop for 30 seconds, just because this driver thinks he shouldn't have to wait to make a turn like everybody else?

3) What other bad habits does this driver engage in? He's probably one of the buses that drive right down the middle of our narrow, unstriped roads and refuse to let other drivers pass even when children are not involved (I see this regularly). Is somebody on this kind of power trip a good influence on the children he drives?

4) enough people ignore red flashers on school buses when they are actually loading or offloading kids. What kind of message does this send to other drivers? That flashers are just for the bus driver's convenience? Why should anybody ever stop for them?

5) how did trains even get into this discussion? There are no trains on the island--except in the train museum. There are no tracks to cross anywhere.
So you lost 30 seconds? How much do you complain when an Ambulance does the same thing?
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:28 PM
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Location: Big Island of Hawaii
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Yeah, I've already wasted more than that explaining it to you. Talk about a waste of time!
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:21 AM
Location: Colorado Springs
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Originally Posted by steiconi View Post
Yeah, I've already wasted more than that explaining it to you. Talk about a waste of time!
Don't you think that after a month it's time to get over it and move on?
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Old 09-28-2017, 12:47 PM
Location: SW Florida
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Originally Posted by Hal Roach View Post
Yeah, school buses are required to stop at all train tracks, and put out the arm, so the door is going to be opened. Usually, there is some one behind you, who starts honking their horn, and you need to do a quick visual down a few sets of tracks, both ways...keeping in mind that a 50 mph train covers 75 feet per second...and then you proceed, and it is not unheard of for people to proceed before closing their door and killing the red lights and arm. I was more concerned about the 17 yo Salvadoran putting his hands on the 13 yo girl in 8th grade science class.
School busses are required to activate the four way flashers at a RR crossing, come to a complete stop behind the white line, open the door, look and listen for a train, shut the door and proceed across the tracks if there are no trains approaching.

All vehicles carrying hazardous materials are also required to activate flashers and stop.

In no state do they activate the yellow/red/stop arm sequence at a RR crossing. If they do, they're doing it wrong.
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