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
- AllisonLv 77 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.
- Gag MeLv 77 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.
- rewertsLv 44 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.
- Rona LachatLv 77 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.
@Ramon C also gives you good instructions. Good word choice near the end not a spelling error.
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- jfs1988Lv 67 years ago
Buses are large vehicles. A train could split it in half.
- StarshotLv 77 years ago
it's the law
safety too - because you never know when a train may be coming