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Noticed that in Ohio that buses can use breakdown lanes when there is a traffic jam

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Noticed that in Ohio that buses can use breakdown lanes when there is a traffic jam
Posted by ronrunner on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:16 PM

That cant be safe...some little lady is broke down in her little Fiat and here comes a 26 ton bus at 50 mph on the safety lane no more Fiat and no more lady

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Posted by CSSHEGEWISCH on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 1:59 PM

Some PACE suburban express routes in the Chicago are allowed to drive on the shoulder in designated locations.

The daily commute is part of everyday life but I get two rides a day out of it. Paul
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Posted by Overmod on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 2:06 PM

ronrunner
some little lady is broke down in her little Fiat and here comes a 26 ton bus at 50 mph on the safety lane no more Fiat and no more lady

Serves her right for not buying a real car in the first place, and a fix it again Tony to boot.  Although it does have to be said that breakdown lanes attract Fiats much as trailer parks do tornadoes, so it's not as if public policy can ignore them.

My suspicion is that the situation is surely no worse than the counterflow lane at the Lincoln Tunnel, where any obstruction in the lane would result in the bus(es) coming to a stop long before hitting something.  If that results in buses having to wait for emergency highway patrol to help the little old lady either get going or be stingered to the next exit... so be it.

Was anyone else reminded of Obama's 165mph bus plan when reading this?

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Posted by Flintlock76 on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 4:31 PM

Overmod
breakdown lanes attract Fiats much as trailer parks do tornadoes,

Ah, somebody's  seen "Cars" and gotten the same wicked laugh out of that gag as we did!

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Posted by Paul Milenkovic on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 6:24 PM

ronrunner

That cant be safe...some little lady is broke down in her little Fiat and here comes a 26 ton bus at 50 mph on the safety lane no more Fiat and no more lady

 

Not to worry about short-statured women driving FCA products.

The Onion covered this nearly 13 years ago

Obama Replaces Costly High-Speed Rail Plan With High-Speed Bus Plan (theonion.com)

If GM "killed the electric car", what am I doing standing next to an EV-1, a half a block from the WSOR tracks?

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