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Old 05-27-2015, 12:16 AM
 
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This was horrible, especially for her sister who witnessed it. I wonder if anyone here was there? Regardless whose fault, large buses do give me some close calls.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:02 AM
 
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surprise this doesn't happen often, considering how many tourist just stop at middle of cross walk
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Old 05-27-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: NYC
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surprise this doesn't happen often, considering how many tourist just stop at middle of cross walk
Which clearly wasn't the case here so I'm not sure why you mentioned it. I walk like I drive, defensively. I always assume every driver is a sleep deprived idiot who didn't see me.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Frankly I'm surprised it doesn't happen more either considering the mayhem that some of the busier areas of Manhattan can be. It always makes news when an MTA bus driver runs somebody over, but that is partly because it really doesnt happen that often. Among professional drivers, city bus drivers are statistically some of the least accident prone.

Private coach lines like this one are a bit different story. They're notorious for cutting corners on fleet maintenance and hiring suspect individuals. And then pushing them to work beyond their hours of service rules.
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Old 05-28-2015, 12:50 AM
 
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Those tour buses **** me off to no tomorrow... they block entire intersections, and will literally drive until people get out of there ways... granted not all of them... but the ones who are reckless seriously don't comprehend they're driving a vehicle that can/will kill on impact.
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Old 05-29-2015, 03:48 PM
 
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Indeed, to the driver, a small move is nothing for a big tour bus, but can be fatal if someone happens to be right next to the bus. The driver of a tour bus sits in a high position so he should watch careful and maybe honk a few times before starting to warn anyone nearby.
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Old 05-29-2015, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, NY
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Which clearly wasn't the case here so I'm not sure why you mentioned it.
Because it's true. Tourists usually aren't aware of their surroundings and stop anywhere.
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