dear bus driver

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Trillian, 29 Apr 2008.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    your bus now has a dint in the back end from that cyclist you pulled out infront of in the wet,

    he was traveling at 20mph, he did brake as hard as he could, he didn't enjoy it that much

    no, he nor his bike were hurt or damaged, thank you for caring.
  2. buggi

    buggi Bird Saviour

    hope you reported it!
  3. OP

    Trillian New Member

    nope, didn't get the plate either time

    even if i'd spotted it, i'd not have remembered - can't even remember the plate of my dad's car which I spent 3 years of my life driving!
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    They have a button on the back for engine stop. You should press it if anything like that happens.
  5. OP

    Trillian New Member

    they're hidden under the engine flaps on this type of bus,

    besides, It was only a low speed impact (i'd managed to slow down enough)
    was more annoying than anything else.

    the emergency engine stops hurt passengers when used while a bus is in motion, i've been on a bus when it's happened.
  6. MERV

    MERV New Member

    The Mile End Road
    Sometimes I have a camera with me......:angry:
  7. Bokonon

    Bokonon Über Member

    There does seem to be an increasing trend for buses to start pulling out and then indicate.
  8. User482

    User482 Guest

    I suppose it's inevitable, given that so many cars refuse to let them out. As ever, we cyclists are the innocent casualty of this conflict.
  9. MERV

    MERV New Member

    The Mile End Road

    Or they indicate then pull out five minutes later.
  10. Mr.Kipling

    Mr.Kipling New Member

    The ones down our way wait a few seconds then force cars to let them out. Sometimes having honking battles with the cars` horns

    They do at least try and leave room for cyclists though, even if it is only cos the MD and main training bloke are keen cyclists (if apparently a bit wobbly)
  11. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    Well I've had some superb bus drivers this week. One held back in the inside lane and signalled me to go ahead of him, and many others holding back patiently, or overtaking well.
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    South Manchester
    I have no problem with bus drivers - it's the mums in 4x4's, anyone in a rush, and the chav girlies - they are mean !
  13. Evilcat

    Evilcat Senior Member

    I got left hooked by a bus driver yesterday pulling into a bus stop in front of me: he had taken exception to my maintaining primary at the Kew Bridge lights and just _had_ to get past me to a bus stop 40m down the road despite my getting up to cruising speed of 25mph. No injury, but I had to unclip and ended up falling sideways onto the roadway.

    The driver didn't much like my taking his picture and that of his numberplate with my phone: furious letter now on its way to the company. London bus drivers really are terrible these days.

  14. nethalus

    nethalus New Member

    In my house
    Its because these days no one respects the poor old bus. Sometimes you have to force your way out, or sit there for ages.
    I know one bus driver who decided to wait and see what happens. He sat there with his righthand indicator on and counted 38 vehicles passing him before someone finally let him out!
  15. Milo

    Milo Veteran

    Melksham, Wilts
    Most bus drivers round my way seem ok on the rural routes. The big ones that drive for first are morons though
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