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Cosmo
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Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?

Back in the day when there werent signals at crossings it was reasonable i guess.

Now its just annoying.

Was about to pull a girl4 this morning and ram into the back of a bus in a fit of rage.


The Mick
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
frick SAFETY !!!!


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Displaced
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Because the sign on the back of the bus says they must.


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munchman
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Because there is a $27 piece that controls the signal....do you want to trust that with your children?


SG_Geaux
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?



Seriously dude ?


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Cosmo
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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Because there is a $27 piece that controls the signal....do you want to trust that with your children?


My kids arent poor, they wont ride the bus


Rebel
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Takes a little while longer to get 50 feet of school bus across tracks than it does your scion.

But the real reason is because of lawyers.


munchman
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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My kids arent poor, they wont ride the bus




OK, so you don't care about your neices and nephews, and other peoples children....


Cudos on being not poor....









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Cosmo
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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But the real reason is because of lawyers.


Then why dont school buses have seat belts?


Choirboy
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Why do some folks think their time is so important that it is ok to bitch about a school bus full of children stopping at a freaking railroad crossing?


Cosmo
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Because it isnt necessary


Rebel
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Lawyers were unsuccessful creating a precedent for injuries caused by not wearing seat belts.

If a school district ever had to pay punitive damages due to lack of seat belts, school buses would have them.


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Salmon
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
not all railroad crossings have signals

and bus drivers aren't the most intelligent people in the world, therefore a law was passed that they must stop at all railroad tracks to prevent them having to decide if it was necessary for them to stop


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TexasTiger1185
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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Then why dont school buses have seat belts?


My school bus had seat belts.

Also, not every railroad track has signals and the bar that comes down.

I don't understand why a person can't be patient with school buses. Everyone tries to get around them all the time, driving like an a-hole. Raises risk for the kids on the bus.


PhiTiger1764
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks

Early favorite for dumbest fricking question of the day.


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sportsaddit68
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Do you know how much difference those 10 extra seconds make in your life? Not a damn bit of difference.

School buses are taking an extra couple secs for the protection of the kids. Get the sand out of your vagina and deal with it.


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Btrtigerfan
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Bmath
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
Well, it is official.

People will bitch about anything.


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LSUFootballFANATIC
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
§173.1. Railroad grade crossings; stopping required

A. All buses transporting passengers and all commercial motor vehicles who are required to abide by 49 CFR Part 392.10, as amended, relative to methods by which a commercial motor vehicle carrying certain materials and buses transporting passengers, shall stop at railroad grade crossings within fifty feet of, and not closer than fifteen feet to, the tracks; thereafter, the driver shall listen and look in each direction along the tracks for an approaching train and ascertain that no train is approaching. When it is safe to do so, the driver may drive the commercial motor vehicle or bus across the tracks in a gear that permits the commercial motor vehicle to complete the crossing without a change of gears.

B. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the driver of any motor vehicle carrying passengers for hire, or of any school bus whether carrying any school child or not, before crossing at grade any track or tracks of a railroad, shall stop such vehicle within fifty feet, but not less than fifteen feet, from the nearest rail of such railroad and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along such track for any approaching train, and for signals indicating the approach of a train, except as hereinafter provided, and shall not proceed until he can do so safely. After stopping as required herein and upon proceeding, when it is safe to do so, the driver of any said vehicle shall cross only in such gear of the vehicle that there will be no necessity for changing gears while traversing such crossing, and the driver shall not shift gears while crossing the track or tracks.

C. The driver of any school bus, in addition to the requirements of Subsection B of this Section, after coming to a complete stop, shall open the door of the school bus and shall leave it open while ascertaining that no train or other vehicle is approaching on the railroad track from either side and until immediately prior to proceeding over the railroad crossing.

Acts 2008, No. 614, §1.


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djangochained
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re: Why do school buses stop at railroad tracks?
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Then why dont school buses have seat belts?


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