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(ABC)   You are a bus driver. On your first stop you pick up 5 people. On your second stop you pick up 9 and drop 2 off. On your third stop you lose 30. Now real quickly, what is the eye color of the bus driver?   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 43
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2013-04-27 03:13:51 PM
Blue.
 
2013-04-27 04:01:22 PM

simplicimus: Blue.


Blew.
 
2013-04-27 04:50:05 PM

simplicimus: Blue.


One blue this way, one blue that way?

/yeah, it's recycled
 
2013-04-27 05:31:28 PM
Subby, I chortled.

/aisle seat, please
 
2013-04-27 05:33:54 PM
Green from a distance.
One ring of blue-gray around the outside, and one ring of gold around the pupil.
 
2013-04-27 05:34:18 PM
Blood shot red....
 
2013-04-27 05:40:25 PM
What the hell is it with buses in PA lately?
 
2013-04-27 05:43:37 PM
the bus is moving to the left because there isn't a door. i'm 8 years old.
 
2013-04-27 05:44:35 PM
Were they on their way to the zoo?
 
2013-04-27 05:51:48 PM
Pink.

/I've said too much.
 
2013-04-27 05:55:35 PM
DOT regulations.
 
2013-04-27 05:58:03 PM
Long train hits short bus.
 
2013-04-27 05:58:37 PM

redsquid: Were they on their way to the zoo?


refuserethinkrebuild.com
 
2013-04-27 06:05:48 PM
Since I'm the bus driver, they're blue.  I'd also be wondering how I'd managed to lose more passengers than I have.
 
2013-04-27 06:13:22 PM
 
2013-04-27 06:14:32 PM
I was told there would be no math.
 
2013-04-27 06:16:55 PM
Roosters don't lay eggs.
 
2013-04-27 06:22:26 PM

remus: I was told there would be no math.


Damn, that was my excuse

/FTFA: " It appeared the small bus, carrying passengers ranging in age from mid-20s to 92, entered the crossing and stopped on the tracks, said Evans City police Chief Joseph McCombs."
//stopped reading there, nail the driver for everything, that's THE cardinal rule with vehicles and trains
///train wins, ALWAYS
 
2013-04-27 06:28:52 PM
Black.
 
2013-04-27 06:38:23 PM
Foggy morning, a crossing with no gates, either the driver was deaf, or the engineer didn't sound the whistle. I've been over crossings like that and the train whistle is usually sounding off continuously as it approaches.
I had a close call with a utility truck driving down the tracks near where I live. There are lights and gates that the truck did not trip. To the left is a hill that blocks your view of the tracks. Just after I crossed the tracks the truck past withing a few feet of me traveling at around 40MPH. A split second timing difference and I would have been dead.
 
2013-04-27 06:43:18 PM

No Time To Explain: remus: I was told there would be no math.

Damn, that was my excuse

/FTFA: " It appeared the small bus, carrying passengers ranging in age from mid-20s to 92, entered the crossing and stopped on the tracks, said Evans City police Chief Joseph McCombs."
//stopped reading there, nail the driver for everything, that's THE cardinal rule with vehicles and trains
///train wins, ALWAYS


I was driving once when a semi-truck entered the highway and cut me off.  As I was slamming the brakes and swerving, my wife yelled out that we had the right-of-way and that the truck was supposed to yield to us, so I shouldn't have swerved suddenly...  I explained that, while the truck was wrong by the laws of the State, the Laws of Physics implied I should swerve.
 
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2013-04-27 06:52:40 PM
Slanted?
 
2013-04-27 06:59:31 PM

remus: I was driving once when a semi-truck entered the highway and cut me off.  As I was slamming the brakes and swerving, my wife yelled out that we had the right-of-way and that the truck was supposed to yield to us, so I shouldn't have swerved suddenly...  I explained that, while the truck was wrong by the laws of the State, the Laws of Physics implied I should swerve.


I like to say "I'd rather be alive than right."
 
2013-04-27 06:59:38 PM

remus: No Time To Explain: remus: I was told there would be no math.

Damn, that was my excuse

/FTFA: " It appeared the small bus, carrying passengers ranging in age from mid-20s to 92, entered the crossing and stopped on the tracks, said Evans City police Chief Joseph McCombs."
//stopped reading there, nail the driver for everything, that's THE cardinal rule with vehicles and trains
///train wins, ALWAYS

I was driving once when a semi-truck entered the highway and cut me off.  As I was slamming the brakes and swerving, my wife yelled out that we had the right-of-way and that the truck was supposed to yield to us, so I shouldn't have swerved suddenly...  I explained that, while the truck was wrong by the laws of the State, the Laws of Physics implied I should swerve.


Agreed

/just because you have the right of way doesn't mean you have the right of way when it comes to mass and physics
//same applies to pedestrians, so many willing to challenge metal, so few Darwin Awards available at one time
 
2013-04-27 07:06:46 PM
In high school, our bus driver used to pullup and stop the front of the bus on the tracks, open the door and look down the tracks. I never could figure out why you would stop a bus actually ON the tracks. Nor could I figure out what she was looking for. Most every train through there came from the other way. She was too mean to ask, so I'll probably never know.
 
2013-04-27 07:09:06 PM

Special J: remus: I was driving once when a semi-truck entered the highway and cut me off.  As I was slamming the brakes and swerving, my wife yelled out that we had the right-of-way and that the truck was supposed to yield to us, so I shouldn't have swerved suddenly...  I explained that, while the truck was wrong by the laws of the State, the Laws of Physics implied I should swerve.

I like to say "I'd rather be alive than right."


heheh,  I think my follow up quote to her was "you can be stubborn or you can be dead"...
 
2013-04-27 07:22:39 PM
Trains so rarely leap off the tracks and go hunting for cars/trucks/buses to run down.
 
2013-04-27 07:27:14 PM

hogans: Since I'm the bus driver, they're blue.  I'd also be wondering how I'd managed to lose more passengers than I have.


There will be a relief fund for the victims, won't there?
I'd like to submit my name.
 
2013-04-27 07:40:22 PM
Like its Urban Assault Vehicle counterpart, there is a Stealth Attack Train which cloaks then attacks vehicles at train crossings.

This is in Alpha test now, and is planned for those European countries that actually have train services and can subsidize a National Lampoon Vacation movie..

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2013-04-27 07:58:05 PM

Krieghund: redsquid: Were they on their way to the zoo?

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You old bastard.
 
2013-04-27 08:17:45 PM

Chevello: In high school, our bus driver used to pullup and stop the front of the bus on the tracks, open the door and look down the tracks. I never could figure out why you would stop a bus actually ON the tracks. Nor could I figure out what she was looking for. Most every train through there came from the other way. She was too mean to ask, so I'll probably never know.


Mine wouldn't stop on the tracks but would stop as close as possible to the tracks. There was a light and gate there so the nose of the bus would have been smacked if the gate started descending.

And opening the door is for both looking for and listening for the train in the event that the lights and gate were malfunctioning. My dad used to work as a security guard for a railroad company and told me that if you're standing at a certain angle to the tracks, you won't hear the train until it's on top of you. Hence why the bus driver looked... then again she did bone it up by looking the wrong way.
 
2013-04-27 08:49:34 PM
green
 
2013-04-27 09:50:55 PM
Where will they bury the survivors?
 
2013-04-27 10:08:55 PM

Special J: remus: I was driving once when a semi-truck entered the highway and cut me off.  As I was slamming the brakes and swerving, my wife yelled out that we had the right-of-way and that the truck was supposed to yield to us, so I shouldn't have swerved suddenly...  I explained that, while the truck was wrong by the laws of the State, the Laws of Physics implied I should swerve.

I like to say "I'd rather be alive than right."


Here in .vic.au, the driver's handbook which is used to study for the licence test used to specifically call that out... Rather than link to a 100 page pdf, here's a similar passage from their website (emphasis mine):


Giving way

What 'Give Way' means:
No person ever has "right of way". You have an obligation to "give way".
If there is a danger that you might collide with another vehicle or person, you must slow down and stop if necessary to avoid the collision. For example, if a driver at a GIVE WAY sign, a STOP sign or a red light does not give way, the other driver must slow down or stop to avoid a collision. If you have stopped you must remain stopped until it is safe to proceed.

Remember that trucks, buses, bicycles, motorcycles and horse riders have the same rights as cars and therefore expect you to give way.


When you must give way

The full set of give way rules is quite complex and detailed. Here is a simplified way to understand the term 'give way'.

You must give way when:

 * there is a possibility that a collision may occur or a dangerous situation may arise, regardless of who should give way
 * there are pedestrians on a pedestrian crossing or in a slip lane or crossing the road you are turning into
 * there are pedestrians on a flagged children's crossingthere are pedestrians in a shared zone
 * a tram is stopped and pedestrians are crossing between the tram and the curb
 * doing a U-turnpulling out from a parking spot
 * entering or leaving a service road or driveway
 * at a GIVE WAY or STOP sign
 * you are at an uncontrolled intersection and there is a vehicle approaching or entering the intersection from your right
 * approaching a T intersection and you are on the road that ends at the intersection
 * you are moving into a new lane and there is traffic already in that lane
 * police and emergency service vehicles using their lights and sirens approach your car, or are following you or crossing your path
 * you are at a railway crossing with a GIVE WAY or a STOP sign or when bells and lights, booms or gates are operating.

 
2013-04-27 11:03:53 PM
Pink
 
2013-04-27 11:08:19 PM
lensescoloured.com
/hot dilated not pictured
 
2013-04-27 11:53:51 PM
webs.lanset.com
 
2013-04-28 12:11:41 AM
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
 
2013-04-28 12:41:32 AM

aevorea: Chevello: In high school, our bus driver used to pullup and stop the front of the bus on the tracks, open the door and look down the tracks. I never could figure out why you would stop a bus actually ON the tracks. Nor could I figure out what she was looking for. Most every train through there came from the other way. She was too mean to ask, so I'll probably never know.

Mine wouldn't stop on the tracks but would stop as close as possible to the tracks. There was a light and gate there so the nose of the bus would have been smacked if the gate started descending.

And opening the door is for both looking for and listening for the train in the event that the lights and gate were malfunctioning. My dad used to work as a security guard for a railroad company and told me that if you're standing at a certain angle to the tracks, you won't hear the train until it's on top of you. Hence why the bus driver looked... then again she did bone it up by looking the wrong way.


It is the law in Ontario for buses to stop before crossing the tracks. Still don't understand why though

/I can understand at non-protected crossings, in fact it should be law for all vehicles in that situation, but why at protected ones?
 
2013-04-28 01:48:24 AM
I have a CDL and just read the bus endorsement to add to my license 3 days ago. You are required to stop, look, listen. Though it does not specify if there's fog and you can't hear over the engine it would seem a good idea to shut it off briefly to do so. The driver of this bus will be found at fault for a preventable accident and since there was a fatality his driving career is done.
 
2013-04-28 09:03:01 AM
I can not for the life of me understand HOW is it that vehicles have the inane ability to stop RIGHT ON THE TRACKS.  If you were going any decent speed, wouldn't you just roll to the other side or if you lost power before the tracks, then just apply brakes BEFORE you end up on them? This thing has got me like crop circles - I see it but I just can't believe it.
 
2013-04-28 10:41:45 AM
Color it sad.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-28 12:13:40 PM
Weird how the article just kind of drifted into an advertisement for Lifesteps.
 
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