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But we need them.

I want to petition to get them to NOT stop at railroad tracks.

Why do they stop? Because of an accident that happened in 1938 during a blizzard. Nowadays, my son gets a snow day if they suspect an f'n dusting LATER IN THE DAY. There's no way this shit's gonna happen again. And, if it does, I'll take responsibility for all the injuries (of children with grades at B- and above, since the other children probably won't amount to much).

I think this stopping creates problems on 4 lane roads as people try to get out from behind the buses.

I will also be petitioning posts that depict old people yelling at clouds or yelling about their lawns in a first world country.

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You rear ended a bus while shopping for more amps on your phone didn't you?
 

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How about the new law saying you cannot turn until a pedestrian has CLEARED the roadway, 4 lanes or not.

I get that there's many incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles turning at intersections. But they should abolish pedestrians. Can't afford a car? Don't go out.

Kidding aside, I've seen too many dickhead drivers and unfortunate incidents, but the ENTIRE roadway??
What's wrong with the clearing to the centreline?
 

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After a CN train essentially shaved off the front of a commuter bus and killed 6 people in the process a few years ago, we in the Ottawa region are pleased when any bus makes a point of stopping at railroad tracks. Even after the inquest, we're still not entirely sure why the driver didn't.
 

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But we need them.

I want to petition to get them to NOT stop at railroad tracks.

Why do they stop? Because of an accident that happened in 1938 during a blizzard. Nowadays, my son gets a snow day if they suspect an f'n dusting LATER IN THE DAY. There's no way this shit's gonna happen again. And, if it does, I'll take responsibility for all the injuries (of children with grades at B- and above, since the other children probably won't amount to much).

I think this stopping creates problems on 4 lane roads as people try to get out from behind the buses.

I will also be petitioning posts that depict old people yelling at clouds or yelling about their lawns in a first world country.

1. Adcandour
2. Klon Solo
3. Drago Balboa

 

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After a CN train essentially shaved off the front of a commuter bus and killed 6 people in the process a few years ago, we in the Ottawa region are pleased when any bus makes a point of stopping at railroad tracks. Even after the inquest, we're still not entirely sure why the driver didn't.
that bus was going 67kms/hour when it ran through the barriers. He's just an idiot, and having the law in place or not wouldn't have saved them.
 

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This was kinda interestign:

In late fall of 2013, the City of Ottawa hired the consultant firm MMM Group to study whether or not the OC Transpo buses should be required to stop at all rail crossings as is done in many other regions in Canada.[14] The results of the MMM group study were released on April 9, 2014, and suggested that requiring buses to stop at railway crossings actually increases collisions between buses and trains by 17 percent, prompting OC Transpo not to change their policy on the matter.[15]


WTF?
 

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After a CN train essentially shaved off the front of a commuter bus and killed 6 people in the process a few years ago, we in the Ottawa region are pleased when any bus makes a point of stopping at railroad tracks. Even after the inquest, we're still not entirely sure why the driver didn't.
I remember that accident...guess that bus was full of my buddy's neighbours heading to work/school...I thought there was suspicion of the bus driver suffering a heart attack/seizure/stroke while driving???

I'm totally fine with them stopping at railroad tracks but that's mostly because I'd have to drive WAY out of my way to even find railroad tracks to have to stop at.
 

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How about the new law saying you cannot turn until a pedestrian has CLEARED the roadway, 4 lanes or not.

I get that there's many incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles turning at intersections. But they should abolish pedestrians. Can't afford a car? Don't go out.

Kidding aside, I've seen too many dickhead drivers and unfortunate incidents, but the ENTIRE roadway??
What's wrong with the clearing to the centreline?
I'm not sure where you live, but here you're lucky if people wait for the centre line, never mind the whole thing. Cars creep in on you while you're right in the crosswalk. People drive like they are the only ones who matter and their time is worth more than your life.
 

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So the law is the problem in this particular case? Actually, I don't care for driving much and prefer riding city transit. Though I do find driving out here in Edmonton a lot easier than the GTA.
 

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How about the new law saying you cannot turn until a pedestrian has CLEARED the roadway, 4 lanes or not.

I get that there's many incidents involving pedestrians and vehicles turning at intersections. But they should abolish pedestrians. Can't afford a car? Don't go out.

Kidding aside, I've seen too many dickhead drivers and unfortunate incidents, but the ENTIRE roadway??
What's wrong with the clearing to the centreline?
Is that for intersection crosswalks too?

I thought it was just for the ones that aren’t at intersections.
 

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Is that for intersection crosswalks too?

I thought it was just for the ones that aren’t at intersections.
My bad, you are right. The only exception being if there is a crossing guard on duty.Road safety: pedestrians

I was under the impression it was and always has been curb to curb in Ontario regarding crosswalks.
 

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If there are no road barriers, then I think buses, especially school buses should stop but if there are barriers that come down with flashing lights on them, I can't see why buses should be required to stop when there is obviously nothing coming.
 

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If there are no road barriers, then I think buses, especially school buses should stop but if there are barriers that come down with flashing lights on them, I can't see why buses should be required to stop when there is obviously nothing coming.
Perhaps except for in a traffic situation. (Stops before the tracks if there is not enough room plus say 50% minimum extra)
 

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But we need them.

I want to petition to get them to NOT stop at railroad tracks.

Why do they stop? Because of an accident that happened in 1938 during a blizzard. Nowadays, my son gets a snow day if they suspect an f'n dusting LATER IN THE DAY. There's no way this shit's gonna happen again. And, if it does, I'll take responsibility for all the injuries (of children with grades at B- and above, since the other children probably won't amount to much).

I think this stopping creates problems on 4 lane roads as people try to get out from behind the buses.

I will also be petitioning posts that depict old people yelling at clouds or yelling about their lawns in a first world country.

1. Adcandour
2. Klon Solo
3. Drago Balboa
Whats your hurry? You saving lives as a superhero in a pickup truck?
 
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