Confusion over safety on buses

Confusion over safety on buses

Confusion over safety on buses

First published in Readers' Letters

INSIDE the new bright red No 3 buses a written instruction tells passengers, not to rise from their seats when wishing to alight from the bus until the bus has come to a standstill.

A very sensible and advisable way of avoiding possible injury.

However, when you get on the bus, and having paid your fare, the bus can, and often does, immediately pull away. Thus leaving you to make your way to your seat while the bus is moving.

Perhaps First Bus can explain why it is safe to walk along a moving bus when going to your seat, but not safe to rise from one’s seat and move along the moving bus when leaving the bus.

Answers on a postcard...

A CAWS, Aldermoor, Southampton.

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12:15am Thu 8 May 14

Positively4thStreet says...

Good point,this would probably save waiting at stops so often to "make up time" when running ahead of schedule,too.
A lot of it is dependent on the individual drivers though,some will allow time,others don't bother(or maybe just don't care).
Some older,or infirm passengers,may be intimidated and feel that they need to hurry when boarding or alighting, because they may imagine that the driver,or other passengers might be become impatient with themthem,so a regulation to require buses to remain at a standstill,until all boarding and alighting activities have been completed,would be a sensible idea,and make it a level playing field for all,regardless of age or physical capabilities.
Good point,this would probably save waiting at stops so often to "make up time" when running ahead of schedule,too. A lot of it is dependent on the individual drivers though,some will allow time,others don't bother(or maybe just don't care). Some older,or infirm passengers,may be intimidated and feel that they need to hurry when boarding or alighting, because they may imagine that the driver,or other passengers might be become impatient with themthem,so a regulation to require buses to remain at a standstill,until all boarding and alighting activities have been completed,would be a sensible idea,and make it a level playing field for all,regardless of age or physical capabilities. Positively4thStreet
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