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Old 02-18-2012, 07:30 AM
 
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WOW! He only got 17 months and "disqualified from driving for two-and-a-half years?" Personally, he should have had a harsher sentence for aggravated assault and barred from ever operating a bus again. The judge in this case was way too lenient, in my opinion.
I agree, he got a lot less time than he should have. And he should have gotten attempted murder, something much stiffer, and absolutely no motor vehicle license again!!
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:32 AM
 
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In a way, I can understand the bus driver being annoyed.

We live in a rural farming area. 10 miles of two lane dirt road before we get to civilization. Bicyclists are frequently out here in droves but that's not the problem. What drives us all to distraction is that they think they own the road, plus they're very rude. They refuse to ride facing traffic, take up the entire road and usually don't pull over to allow trucks or farm equipment to pass.

A couple of times they came out here as ranchers were moving cattle to different fields and then had the audacity to complain about it interrupting their ride.

Kinda makes ya wanna run over them with a combine. But we don't.

Like I said, I understand the annoyance factor but to act on it in such a violent fashion, no. I agree, he got off way to easy.
Annoyed!! He tried to kill this person. I cannot believe someone would even hint at sanctioning this bus driver's actions. Scarey!
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Old 02-18-2012, 07:35 AM
 
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As my dad put it -"there's right, and there's dead". Just because you have the right to do something doesn't always mean it's the smartest thing to do, something that cyclist nearly discovered for himself.
Watch the video again, that bus driver swerved to hit him. You cannot rationalize this action.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:25 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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Annoyed!! He tried to kill this person. I cannot believe someone would even hint at sanctioning this bus driver's actions. Scarey!
Please read my last paragraph.

Perhaps annoyed wasn't the right word but it sounded better than saying pissed off.

Once again, I can understand the emotion involved but in no way do I condone the bus driver's behavior. It was stupid, childish and dangerous.
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Old 02-18-2012, 08:34 AM
 
Location: playing in the colorful Colorado dirt
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That is the smart and only legal thing we can do. I hate moron riders.



I try to remember that every time someone with car or truck whips in front of my 75+ foot long rig. A 1 ton truck looks pretty small in front of my rig with the tires hopping to get stopped.
I prefer to give you guys PLENTY of room. Frankly, ya scare the crap outta me.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:01 AM
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Location: A Yankee in northeast TN
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Watch the video again, that bus driver swerved to hit him. You cannot rationalize this action.
Who's trying to rationalize?
Being right (and the cyclist was right, the bus driver wrong) doesn't do you any good if you are dead!
No matter how right the cyclist was, it was stupid to **** off someone driving a bus, and the cyclist nearly paid for that with his life.

Sometimes people get so focused on being right that common sense flies out the window.
Sometimes you need to know when to let go of being right just for the sake of being right, and to recognize when a situation has the potential for a less than desirable outcome. Road rage is a prime example.

Last edited by DubbleT; 02-18-2012 at 09:06 AM.. Reason: **** is censored but pissed is not? who knew?
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Old 02-18-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I realize cyclists have rights.

I'm not talking about groups of 2-3, i'm talking about 50-60 of them taking up both sides of the road and doing a whopping 10mph.

Try to be nice, ask them to please move to one lane and all we get is a lot of lip about how they have the right to use the road as well. Yes, they do but they don't have the right to impede people who are doing their jobs and cause hazardous conditions.

Next time, we'll just call the sheriff and he can deal with them.
Please do call the police/sheriff to get an unescorted group of riders a proper safe police escort (also to kill all the mouth you get at at times)

Groups of riders are supposed to get a police ,or some type of escort, when they ride as a group. A group of friends that get together for a ride should have one member ,or wife/girl friend, drive escort duty with flashers on.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:00 PM
 
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This reminds me of downtown Chicago.

I've twice seen bikers going the wrong way down streets, running red lights etc. knock over pedestrians that never saw them coming and stepped into their path.

Now in this case I have NO idea how the bus driver didn't get a stiffer sentence? Oh wait, it happened in England.
The same country that just let out one of the guys plotting a major bombing after 7 years. Yep...attempted mass murder gets you <10 years there.
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Old 02-18-2012, 03:48 PM
 
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Shocking.....
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:49 AM
 
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In a way, I can understand the bus driver being annoyed.

We live in a rural farming area. 10 miles of two lane dirt road before we get to civilization. Bicyclists are frequently out here in droves but that's not the problem. What drives us all to distraction is that they think they own the road, plus they're very rude. They refuse to ride facing traffic, take up the entire road and usually don't pull over to allow trucks or farm equipment to pass.

A couple of times they came out here as ranchers were moving cattle to different fields and then had the audacity to complain about it interrupting their ride.

Kinda makes ya wanna run over them with a combine. But we don't.

Like I said, I understand the annoyance factor but to act on it in such a violent fashion, no. I agree, he got off way to easy.
Now come on, seriously, farm equipment only goes so fast.
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