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What happens when bus drivers have to slam on the breaks?

Mar 9, 2015Bus Express

Screen Shot 2015-03-09 at 1.48.45 pmAs all bus operators know, it takes much longer to stop a heavy vehicle than it does to stop a light one.

But it’s clear that many pedestrians, cyclists, and people driving cars don’t get it. We see many accidents caused when other vehicles cut in front of buses and assume the bus will be able to stop in time. 

Channel 7 recently tested a bus and a car to measure the difference in distance it took to stop. They found that a full seven metres extra distance was needed for the bus.

You can watch the video here