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Bus: Separate Turn Signals from Stop Signal

An "I'm stopping" signal that's different from a two-side turn signal
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Buses in North America signal that they're stopping (or about to stop) by turning on the flashers, which are currently the same lights (albeit on both sides) as the turn signals.

The problem is that one often can't see the lights on the far side of the bus when traveling alongside one in traffic. Thus it's impossible to know if one should slow down to let the bus into the lane ahead, or keep driving because the bus is stopping.

So I'm proposing a set of lights that are either a different color or flash at a different rate than the turn signals to indicate the bus is stopping rather than changing lanes.

frankus, Jan 26 2006

Similar to Hazard_20Warning_20Lights_20_2b_2b
[Shz, Jan 26 2006]


       Frankus, I don't know where you live but in most major cities and municipalities, school busses actually have an 8-light system where you get a set of amber "warning" lights (beside the red lights) that flash before the bus stops. Once the bus stops the driver will then activate the red flashing lights.
Jscotty, Jan 27 2006

       I believe [frankus] is talking about city buses, not school buses.   

       And I'm pretty sure, not positive, but the "flashers" are just the hazard lights found on all cars.   

       [EDIT]- Oh, and by the way, I NEVER let buses in front of me. I hate bus drivers, they should all be fired and replaced with real drivers.   

       Sorry I am a bit biased, but I was hit by a bus on my bicycle riding in the bike lane when I was in Junior High because the moron was'nt looking.   

       UK buses have the same signalling as cars, and like cars will indicate left (the side we drive on) when pulling in to a stop, the brake lights coming on when they're braking. I'm not sure what the advantage is of your system - ours seems to work fine. You can borrow it if you like.
wagster, Jan 27 2006


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