A bus driver today

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Welsh wheels, 8 Sep 2017.

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  1. Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I noticed the driver of a bus full of passengers driving past me kept looking down. I looked in his cab as he drove past and saw that he was texting on his phone. Nice to know that he cared about the safety of his passengers!
     
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  2. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Hope you grassed him to everyone.
     
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  3. RoubaixCube

    RoubaixCube ~Tribanese~

    Location:
    London, UK
    Should of knocked on his window and told him to behave
     
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  4. Pale Rider

    Pale Rider Guru

    There will probably be in-cab CCTV on the bus.

    If that confirms your view, the driver will likely be sacked.
     
  5. I saw a taxi/minibus going slow the other day. I was waiting to pull out(on my bike)but cautiously waited,as taxi drivers normally go too fast,but this one was unusually crawling along. As he passed i saw him looking down,playing with his bloody phone..:angry:
     
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Would've but didn't get his plate or number
     
  7. OP
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Sadly I was on the pavement and he was on the other side of the road, otherwise I would have.
     
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Amazing how many car drivers still use their phones. Only takes a moment looking down to miss a cyclist.
     
  9. Tim Hall

    Tim Hall Guest

    Location:
    Crawley
    Completely unconnected point: Do the buses round your way gave emergency engine stop buttons on the outside? Such that might be hit by a passing cyclist?
     
  10. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Location:
    Poshamptonshire.
    Alas, that is vehicle tampering which is an offence, no matter how justified it would be in such circumstances.
     
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    I think they do yes
     
  12. OP
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    Welsh wheels

    Welsh wheels Lycra king

    Location:
    South Wales
    Unless you 'accidentally' hit it with your handlebar as you cycled past.
     
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  13. Lonestar

    Lonestar Veteran

    ....and pedestrians?....:angry:
     
  14. mjr

    mjr Comfy armchair to one person & a plank to the next

    North Wales police welcome handlebar camera footage of such things (Norfolk's scheme is based on it). No idea about South Wales, sadly. If they do, get a cam and save some lives next time :thumbsup:
     
  15. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Location:
    Aberdeenshire
    Most days being chauffeured to work by Mr M, passing other traffic I often see drivers "otherwise engaged" NOT paying attention to the road ahead and footering about on their devices.
    They usually receive an evil death stare and an occassional wag of the finger and shake of the head.
    :angry:
     
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