why do public transit buses have to stop at railroad crossings?

I could never understand why the public buses have to stop at railroad crossings

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  • 7 years ago

    It's required by law. That is so the bus driver can be absolutely certain no trains are approaching before they cross the tracks. They are also required to open the door, and listen for the sound of any approaching train. The old phrase is: " Stop, Look, Listen".

    Source(s): So Cal gal.
  • Nini
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    7 years ago

    It's a safety issue just like school buses doing the same thing. It's required by law and I think its a good thing to do because the drivers are carrying passengers and they are responsible for them while they are transporting them.

  • 3 years ago

    Which you can get a ticket if the motive force of the bus caught your plates. Maybe you want to take driver's ed again since you're supposed to be trained about stuff like this if you do not do it with the aid of yourself. Just right luck in the future and stay reliable. Also, condolences to your little sister.

  • 7 years ago

    If you are not certain you should STOP LOOK and LISTEN. For passenger safety it is easier to Look and Listen if you STOP First.

    This is what can happen when a bus does not follow this simple rule.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBjbbxYNs_4

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkHIamhCsno

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rThJnuTfiKQ

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    @Ramon C also gives you good instructions. Good word choice near the end not a spelling error.

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  • 7 years ago

    Buses are large vehicles. A train could split it in half.

  • 7 years ago

    it's the law

    safety too - because you never know when a train may be coming

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