Modern comuting dilema, bus content

Home Forum Bike Forum Modern comuting dilema, bus content

Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 20 total)
  • Modern comuting dilema, bus content
  • Premier Icon amplebrew
    Subscriber

    I’d continue to pass as the bus should only pull away once it’s safe to do so.

    Upsetting the driver wouldn’t even enter my head.

    brakes
    Member

    what time of day is it?
    when did it last rain?
    what did you have for lunch last Tuesday?
    what will you have for lunch next Tuesday?
    who is the current deputy president of Botswana?

    too many variables.

    cynic-al
    Member

    What amplebrew said.

    You’re meant to let them out, but not at that stage, it’s really poor driving and unsafe IMO.

    samuri
    Member

    Aye, I’d carry on past. If the bus looks like it’s actually going to start moving out I’ll nail it.

    downgrade
    Member

    indicates its pulling out from its stop

    Totally unrealistic scenario. No signal or still signalling left are the only two possibilities.

    Premier Icon unknown
    Subscriber

    Of course you carry on passing. Indicating signals a driver’s intent to perform a manoeuvre, they should only begin to perform that manoeuvre when it becomes safe to do so.

    When in the car or on my bike I treat buses exactly the same as I would any other road user, I don’t automatically let them out just because they’re buses.

    project
    Member

    So youre traveling down an inner city road, and a bus in front indicates its pulling out from its stop, when your half way down the side of it, do you continue, pull back and risk a muppet in a car running you over, or continue and then the bus has to wait for a space to overtake you , which may upset the driver as he is then delayed.

    But if you stay behind the bus you get lung fulls of poisionous diesel or gas fumes, as it pulls off.

    cbike
    Member

    Irrelavent. These days they are all 4 deep at a bus stop with their Hazard lights on thus making applying the highway code rules very difficult.

    Premier Icon unknown
    Subscriber

    Actually it is pretty relevant to the op. In the scenario outlined he’s under no obligation to let the bus out, particularly as he’s already passing.

    glupton1976
    Member

    They should only put the indicator on when they have a safe gap. Doing what they did in your scenario is dangerous.

    Premier Icon crazybaboon
    Subscriber

    A bus driver this this to me whilst eyeballing me in the mirror and laughing, he wasn’t laughing when he had to stop to pick some passengers up and I got on the bus to have words!

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
    Subscriber

    Lift the pace a little, pass and be ready to get the hell out of the way while writing down the reg of the bus. If you were half way past in a car would you stop?

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    More speed would be my standard answer, though, would obviously call it based on the exact situation…

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
    Subscriber

    This also happened to a mate. Apparently, you;re not allowed to jump on the bus at the next stop & start punching.
    The judge only gave him a slap on the wrist though.

    user-removed
    Member

    Continue whilst hammering on the side of the bus in case he genuinely hasn’t seen you.

    That said, no point getting flattened by another’s inattention / spite. If the right hand lane is clear, pull out into the free space, then call the police.

    Brakes:
    – morning
    – in my current location the last measurable rain was in April
    – crackers and cheese
    – crackers and cheese (outside chance of tuna and mayo on ryvita)
    – Ponatshego Honorius Kefaeng Kedikilwe (sneaky edit – missed the word “deputy”)

    wordnumb
    Member

    Bunnyhop onto the roof of the bus, ride along to the front, turbo boost off whilst flipping a middle finger to the driver. The bus will then explode, all wars will end and everyone will live happily ever after – even more so if the bus is a doubledecker.

    Premier Icon piedi di formaggio
    Subscriber

    Complain to whoever contracts the service. If put a few complaints in about myopic retards in charge of London buses and they’ve all been upheld. We are told it goes on a drivers record and they can be disciplined, retrained, etc

    project
    Member

    some intresting and resoned answers,but non explain how to overcome being out accelaerated by a 12 ton plus bus that is up to 49 foot long.

    Premier Icon GrahamS
    Subscriber

    OP had the driver actually seen you when he stuck the indicator on (e.g. made eye contact in his mirror?)

    If not then I’d have been very wary about continuing to pass without an escape route to the right

Viewing 20 posts - 1 through 20 (of 20 total)

The topic ‘Modern comuting dilema, bus content’ is closed to new replies.