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The Bus Driver collection

By Barcham - 2 July 2013 21

Rioter regular thebusdriver has stepped up to the plate today and delivered an impressive collection of media for you to enjoy.

So enjoy.

Cars and sunsets!

Taken on the Parkway about 2 weeks ago on that night when it poured down in Civic. The camera was a hands free dash cam that I take with me on bus runs. I have given up on setting the date because it resets every time I unplug it to move it from bus to bus. The GPS and speed never did work.

Watch the cyclist on the right. This is why some cyclists get no respect from drivers.

Keep an eye on the drivers at the left. This is why some drivers get no respect from cyclists.

Running a red light on a major highway.

Some drivers will do crazy stuff just to overtake a bus. I had to slow down for this idiot.

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21 Responses to
The Bus Driver collection
Barcham 2:35 pm 03 Jul 13

I think the lesson here is that everybody is a terrible driver and none of us should be let on the roads.

Give it to pedestrians, we can all fight over the sidewalk.

magiccar9 2:24 pm 03 Jul 13

General said :

This would be easier to swallow if I didn’t see buses every day of the week driving like a#%e hats on Canberra roads. For a professional drivers they aren’t concerned about running red lights, speeding, parking illegally etc. passengers or no passengers.

This! Every time I see/hear bus drivers bitching on about drivers not respecting them it makes my blood boil. Buses are the reason I got a dash cam. Its as if the ACTION drivers course leaves drivers worse off than when the went in. For example, the intertown bus last night leaving Woden. Sure there is a bus lane to cross Hindmarsh Dr, but it doesn’t mean you must use it especially when the driver then insisted on cutting into the middle of a solid stream of traffic.

So to bus drivers I say, you want respect? Show other road users some in return!

General 1:48 pm 03 Jul 13

This would be easier to swallow if I didn’t see buses every day of the week driving like a#%e hats on Canberra roads. For a professional drivers they aren’t concerned about running red lights, speeding, parking illegally etc. passengers or no passengers.

carnardly 12:16 pm 03 Jul 13

You’d be surprised at the number of cyclists using helmet or handlebar cameras now.

And to the knob who drives a new red ute with the black and white number plate “For Play” – maybe you should have your mind on driving more than other things…. You drove like a complete numpty on Monday trying to turn left from Adelaide Ave (northbound) down onto Hopetoun Circuit. And you almost killed me in the process…..

KB1971 10:22 am 03 Jul 13

TheBusDriver said :

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Completely agree since getting my bike L’s. The drivers get worse, because they see L’s and think i’m going to do something stupid and the fact i’m on a Vespa they assume i can’t do the speed limit.
I had a lady overtake me on a roundabout the other night in the wet…. on a single lane roundabout…

I’m thinking of mounting my gopro and recording some of this crap, to see if the police will do anything about it. I’m not one to complain about speeding a little over the limit, but seriously some of the crap I’ve seen lately is just plain dangerous.

That’s crazy stuff Watto. Being overtaken on a single lane round about. Stick to the middle of the lane and don’t give them an oppertunity to do stupid things.
Yes on the Go Pro. The more people realise this stuff makes it on to the Internet the more they will think twice about doing it.
I have not worked out where / how to report this stuff yet. Any suggestions anyone?

You guys should ride a pushbike on the road. Car drivers think its their god given right to push past you in a single lane whether there is room or not…….& they wonder why we get cranky.

Aeek 8:43 pm 02 Jul 13

watto23 said :

Completely agree since getting my bike L’s. The drivers get worse, because they see L’s and think i’m going to do something stupid and the fact i’m on a Vespa they assume i can’t do the speed limit.
I had a lady overtake me on a roundabout the other night in the wet…. on a single lane roundabout…
.

Possibly the one thing I do well is give L’s extra space, as you say, you might do something stupid.

I’ve seen too many scooter and step-through riders staying further left than I’m likely to on a bicycle.
YOU are under no obligation to stay left. Use that to help them not kill you.
Also beware side streets to the left, close to the curb may be outside the arc of where they are looking.

Queen_of_the_Bun 8:33 pm 02 Jul 13

To the motorcyclists griping about drivers, do you understand how much you scare the s*** out of us when you take off at maximum speed from every set of lights on Wentworth Avenue, then wobble as you start to lose control because you’ve gone from zero to 100 in three seconds in a 70 zone, and we just blindly hope you’re able to stay upright and not end up under the wheels of the poor little Polo?

TheBusDriver 6:44 pm 02 Jul 13

watto23 said :

Terra said :

I ride a motorcycle every day. 25 ks each direction from Belco to Parkes. Been doing the same road for 6 years. I see this driving and much worse every day.

Someone once said that untrained drivers (like most of Canberra) fear anything thats bigger and disrespect anything thats smaller. I have to agree.

And a word of advice if I may. If a bike is coming towards you, and you think that you can turn in front into a different lane and therefore avoid a crash, please think of the poor bike rider who doesnt know what your thinking, all we know is some dik has just blindly turned in front of us and emergency action is the only option. Its a very horrible feeling knowing someone has seen you and turned in front anyway. Seriously, try it sometime.
And if you were the blonde in the 4wd that did that to me in front of the civic police station yesterday afternoon, you deserved far far more than that withering stare. I was just too bust trying to breathe again to tell you what you really needed to hear.

Completely agree since getting my bike L’s. The drivers get worse, because they see L’s and think i’m going to do something stupid and the fact i’m on a Vespa they assume i can’t do the speed limit.
I had a lady overtake me on a roundabout the other night in the wet…. on a single lane roundabout…

I’m thinking of mounting my gopro and recording some of this crap, to see if the police will do anything about it. I’m not one to complain about speeding a little over the limit, but seriously some of the crap I’ve seen lately is just plain dangerous.

That’s crazy stuff Watto. Being overtaken on a single lane round about. Stick to the middle of the lane and don’t give them an oppertunity to do stupid things.
Yes on the Go Pro. The more people realise this stuff makes it on to the Internet the more they will think twice about doing it.
I have not worked out where / how to report this stuff yet. Any suggestions anyone?

watto23 5:59 pm 02 Jul 13

Terra said :

I ride a motorcycle every day. 25 ks each direction from Belco to Parkes. Been doing the same road for 6 years. I see this driving and much worse every day.

Someone once said that untrained drivers (like most of Canberra) fear anything thats bigger and disrespect anything thats smaller. I have to agree.

And a word of advice if I may. If a bike is coming towards you, and you think that you can turn in front into a different lane and therefore avoid a crash, please think of the poor bike rider who doesnt know what your thinking, all we know is some dik has just blindly turned in front of us and emergency action is the only option. Its a very horrible feeling knowing someone has seen you and turned in front anyway. Seriously, try it sometime.
And if you were the blonde in the 4wd that did that to me in front of the civic police station yesterday afternoon, you deserved far far more than that withering stare. I was just too bust trying to breathe again to tell you what you really needed to hear.

Completely agree since getting my bike L’s. The drivers get worse, because they see L’s and think i’m going to do something stupid and the fact i’m on a Vespa they assume i can’t do the speed limit.
I had a lady overtake me on a roundabout the other night in the wet…. on a single lane roundabout…

I’m thinking of mounting my gopro and recording some of this crap, to see if the police will do anything about it. I’m not one to complain about speeding a little over the limit, but seriously some of the crap I’ve seen lately is just plain dangerous.

54-11 4:25 pm 02 Jul 13

Dead right, Terra. Currently sitting at home bored out of my brain, nursing a badly broken leg for another 3 months or so, because a clown in a 4WD “didn’t see me” on a big cruiser and t-boned me.

We share the road with these people…

Felix the Cat 4:04 pm 02 Jul 13

Nothing really wrong in the last video except the driver should maybe of been in the left lane earlier if they knew they were going to turn there rather than dart across from far lane at the last minute.

Terra 3:34 pm 02 Jul 13

I ride a motorcycle every day. 25 ks each direction from Belco to Parkes. Been doing the same road for 6 years. I see this driving and much worse every day.

Someone once said that untrained drivers (like most of Canberra) fear anything thats bigger and disrespect anything thats smaller. I have to agree.

And a word of advice if I may. If a bike is coming towards you, and you think that you can turn in front into a different lane and therefore avoid a crash, please think of the poor bike rider who doesnt know what your thinking, all we know is some dik has just blindly turned in front of us and emergency action is the only option. Its a very horrible feeling knowing someone has seen you and turned in front anyway. Seriously, try it sometime.
And if you were the blonde in the 4wd that did that to me in front of the civic police station yesterday afternoon, you deserved far far more than that withering stare. I was just too bust trying to breathe again to tell you what you really needed to hear.

bundah 2:57 pm 02 Jul 13

That’s precisely the type of thing I see every day,without fail,and maybe once in a blue moon you’ll actually see a cop on the road,but it’s a rarity..

thebrownstreak69 1:55 pm 02 Jul 13

naughty

johnboy 11:13 am 02 Jul 13

nice

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