Why do busses stop on railroad crossing?

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

Why do busses stop on railroad crossing?

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https://youtu.be/hly-A2XqLag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Fox_River_Grove_bus%E2%80%93train_collision
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq1NY7VWJ_4
Booteefool
Booteefool

@Need_TLC
Because of this.
https://youtu.be/hly-A2XqLag

King_Martha
King_Martha

Since they carry more people an accident would take a great number of lives, so they just stop and make extra sure nothing is coming.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Booteefool
I'm not watching that 10min video, /fuckoff.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@King_Martha
That makes no sense if bus is only vehicle on road with nothing ahead how does stopping on tracks prevent or help in any case? What if bus fails right then and there?

Methshot
Methshot

@haveahappyday
Atleast it will break down right before the track.

Snarelure
Snarelure

@haveahappyday
They're supposed to stop before they're on the tracks, open the door to listen for train horns, and look both directions down the track to make 100% sure they're clear to cross. Not all crossings have warnings and guide arms and you cannot rely just on those when they're in place.

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Methshot
@Snarelure
I guess I see the logic behind it but it seems to almost cause accidents with idiots that are behind the bus

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@DeathDog
That's on the idiots behind the bus not knowing how to fucking drive, not the bus for obeying the law to ensure the safety of their passengers and anyone on the trains that might hit them.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Need_TLC
Hazmat also has to do this.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Need_TLC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1995_Fox_River_Grove_bus%E2%80%93train_collision

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Spamalot
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oq1NY7VWJ_4

idontknow
idontknow

@Spamalot
Thanks but that's like running into the middle of road without looking both ways, idk if you need a "complete" stop to check for oncoming trains bus is a high ride I'm sure you can see quickly both left and right

King_Martha
King_Martha

Because only the most utter or retards drive busses and they think they will ramp if they drive at normal speed

likme
likme

@Spamalot
Skip to 8:50ish.

@King_Martha
Busses do have absurdly stiff suspension.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@idontknow
Confirmed for someone who has never operated a vehicle in their entire life.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Methnerd
Stop talking shit, the high ride makes it possible to see both left and right for oncoming trains

eGremlin
eGremlin

@LuckyDusty
See@Spamalot

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@LuckyDusty
Not every railroad crossing has a good line of sight Cletus.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@LuckyDusty
Buses travel in rural areas that may or may not have stop signs. When it's your child on that bus, you won't want some fuckhead flying over crossings either

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Booteefool
that's really fucking retarded

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@LuckyDusty

yes, because when you're behind the wheel of a fucking fifteen ton bus with the braking distance of an eigth of a mile, you have time to look left and right without stopping

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@LuckyDusty
As a trucker, I have to say you really have no idea how this shit works.

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