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PSA for all the drivers....

Woody

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From the star

Ont. buses get right of way as of today


CANADIAN PRESS

Drivers on Ontario's roadways were to give buses the right of way starting today under a new law introduced in the province, the Transport Ministry said.

"This will reduce travel times for transit users, and make transit more efficient, reliable, and help get more people out of their cars and into public transit," said Transportation Minister Harinder Takhar in a news release.

The law, introduced by the provincial government, came into effect today.

Drivers who fail to yield to buses leaving bus bays could be fined $60 to $500, although police are expected to issue only warnings for a short time after the law comes in effect.

The government is working to establish a set fine so offenders can settle out of court, much like other traffic tickets, the ministry announced.

The government launched a public awareness campaign about the new law last month with buses sporting yield-to-bus decals at the start of the new year.
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Balzz
I yield to buses anyway. For the same reason I yield to beaters and trucks.
yield right-of-way to those bigger than you and who don't give a shit about trading paint!

(damn I miss my painted-with-brush VW Rabbit :()
 

Balzz

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lurker
yield right-of-way to those bigger than you and who don't give a shit about trading paint!

(damn I miss my painted-with-brush VW Rabbit :()
I miss the Fox Wagon Type R. :D
 
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finary

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too bad it mentions nothing about what 'right-of-way' really means.

theres a very fine line between exercising your right of way as a bus driver, and just pulling out and cutting off cars because you know you're bigger and stronger and will never be deemed at-fault.

i hate those fuckers who take advantage of their situation.

i *always* yield to busses, but theres not much i can do if they pull out while im BESIDE them.

/f
 

Mike Richards

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Driving downtown during the day is stupid anyway. Unless you're a cabby, courier or anyone else who drives proffessionaly why the hell do you bother? The roads are killed (physically) and nobody pays attention (cell phones n' shit)! If I worked downtown I would take transit for sure and trust me getting up earlier is not something I would like doing but neither is paying $100 for parking and dealing with moron drivers.
 

Lurker

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by finary
too bad it mentions nothing about what 'right-of-way' really means.

theres a very fine line between exercising your right of way as a bus driver, and just pulling out and cutting off cars because you know you're bigger and stronger and will never be deemed at-fault.

i hate those fuckers who take advantage of their situation.

i *always* yield to busses, but theres not much i can do if they pull out while im BESIDE them.

/f
damn good point. I've almost been run over countless times by buses leaving from Yorkdale who go to the very end of the merge lane and try and merge into my back door! I'm OBVIOUSLY in front of you!

I always try to yield to buses and trucks (when it's safe to do so without cutting of those around me)

Paul
 
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