Which types of vehicle are too important to stop behind ASL?

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by bonj2, 21 Feb 2008.

  1. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    Oh yes. Course.

  2. I've never see a bus in one unless it was stuck in a traffic jam, black cabs are bad for it here even when the road is empty.
  3. HJ

    HJ Cycling in Scotland

    Auld Reekie
    Motor verticals...
  4. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    What gets me is I can't see why they're in any particular rush. They get paid by the hour, not the mile.
  5. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    you're joking aren't you?

    they get put under appalling pressure to stick to the timetables, regardless of traffic

    I've never seen one do the ASL, cabs a bit
  6. OP

    bonj2 Guest

    well that's ridiculous.
    How can such a policy possibly be acceptable?
    And how can anyone be in support of buses, if they put pressure on drivers to conform to set times when doing so could be dangerous?
  7. Ashaman42

    Ashaman42 Über Member

    Then again how much would people complain if the buses didn't stick to the schedule.

    Not that I'm saying it's right at all.
  8. mr_hippo

    mr_hippo Living Legend & Old Fart

    The traffic lights are a reflection and possibly on a central island behind the bus. Is the road in front of the bus fenced off for roadworks? Are the traffic lights single- or multi-phase? Is that junction normally a cross road i.e. does the road that runs across the photo continue past the bus or is it a T-junction? On the bodywork of the bus, beneath the reflected traffic light, there appears to the reflections of three cars - on the first car we can see both headlights and an illuminated front licence plate with only one light visible on cars two & three. Alternatively, the visible traffic lights and road could be at an angle to the bus on the road going L to R in the photo.
    We cannot see the traffic light that controls the bus, the photo may be a still from a video clip and stopped at an appropriate moment to 'prove a point'.
  9. Iceniner

    Iceniner New Member

    I see cabs here in Cardiff do it all the time, they are waaaay worse than any other road user. Thumbs up to the buses around here, they are excellent when they have been over-taking me/waiting behind.
  10. jmaccyd

    jmaccyd Well-Known Member

    I have transgressed into ASLs in London occasionally. Was that done deliberatly - certainly not. When it has happened it is due to the traffic lights changing and requiring a fairly prompt stop of the Cab. If I am carrying passengers, particularly a large family, the elderly or youngsters the 'harder brake' (sorry not a very technical term) that I would be willing to perform if driving on my own would not be safe for the people I am carrying in the back. This of course applies to buses and they might have people standing, at least in theory my passengers are seated and belted up
  11. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    Builders' vans and Mercedes-Benz, in my limited experience.
  12. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    And which of those are you more likely to shout at?:smile: (Private joke)

    In my experience, buses are one of the better vehicles with respect to ASLs. That one COULD be there quite legitimately, having been stopped in traffic - that applies to any vehicle you don't actually see cross the line. ASL's are like yellow hatched junctions or the studs on a ped crossing, as far as I know, which a driver should leave clear in a queue.

    Generally, round here, the bus drivers are among the better ones all round, for sure.
  13. jashburnham

    jashburnham New Member

    BMW's and bl00dy mopeds.
  14. BentMikey

    BentMikey Rider of Seolferwulf

    South London
    I don't really care if there are motor vehicles in an ASL. They can be there quite legally, so it'd be wrong to tell anyone off unless you observe them crossing the first stopping line after the lights are already red.

    As for motorbikes, I'm quite happy to share an ASL with them.
  15. Carwash

    Carwash Señor Member

    <stares at shoes; shuffles feet>The builder's van.
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