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Post by Bobskate on Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:36 pm

I have just come home from town by bus, a journey involving around 20 stops. At each stop I was advised to "Hold on, the bus is about to move". Who on earth could have thought this a good idea?  "Nanny" or  is  it to avoid litigation, or somebody in head office with nothing better to do?
Following the predictable "overwhelming public approval" that will be reported, do we look forward to "Hold on the bus is stopping.......slowing down.....turning left.....turning right" ? The possibilities  are endless.

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by Jaytee on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:38 pm

We have a rough soil/mud footpath near us and Council have put up a sign 'beware uneven surface' sensored1. As you say Bob, where will it all end shrugg

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by chrisk on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:54 pm

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Post by chrisk on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:55 pm

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by rogerblack on Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:58 pm

Based on my recent experiences with fellow passengers on public transport, more appropriate warning would be:
 "This bus may contain nuts" !

I've also found that some drivers seem to delight in harsh braking, sending any standing passengers flying along the aisle.  I've learned to ring the bell then remain seated until the bus has come to a standstill, which gets back at the driver as he* then has longer stop dwell times to recover.

* This is not a sexist comment by the way - we have many female bus drivers but I have not yet found any who practice harsh braking. In fact I'd go so far as to say that, in general, lady bus drivers are considerably better than many of their male counterparts.

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by Gromit on Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:18 pm

Take away coffee cups which have printed on them, "Beware, the contents of this cup may be hot!"


This superbly bizarre translation takes some beating.


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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by roli on Sat Jan 13, 2018 2:38 pm

My 1st choice is still the Secret Bunker. Probably a different one to Chris, my one is Hack Green.  Dont know if its all maps but some are clearly marked on the maps

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by HairyFool on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:09 am

Although a bit incongruous  the Mistley Secret Bunker is now a Wartime Tourist Attraction.

It would somewhat fail in its new role if the site could not be found.

Some years ago I was shown round a redundant secret underground Radar Control room monitoring UK airspace for the MoD. Yes it was some miles away from its primary Radar Head and the entrance looked like an innocuous little bungalow. 

However being in the middle of about a square mile of well mown and weed free grass, surrounded by a 12ft high fence with a perimeter road, no other similar buildings next to it and a fully manned gatehouse might just have been a giveaway that it was not just a bungalow.
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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by Peter Brown on Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:30 pm

Now mention safety and radar in the same post..........

When I first started work, to get into a certain radar equipment room required the following procedure:  The room was underground below a rotating aerial that was like a 20 times the size spring bed base. You stood at the perimeter till the end of the aerial passed, then ran to the middle and lay flat next to a trap door till the aerial passed over you.  You then flipped open the trap door and lay down again.  Next time it passed you jumped up, through the trap door an down a ladder.

When you got inside the switch that alternatively connected the transmitter and receiver to the aerial was a spark gap between open pairs of copper wires fixed to the ceiling.  You never had to switch the lights on as there was enough spare energy from the sparks to keep the fluorescents alight.

Getting out was reverse of the above.  I forgot to mention that tools and test equipment had to be manhandled in and out with you.

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Post by Bobskate on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:18 pm

Sounds as though you were lucky to survive the experience. Did you go on a training course or was it merely an instruction booklet in 30 languages of which one was English?
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Post by Peter Brown on Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:27 pm

In those days any information was only ever written in English and it was on the job training.

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Re: Safety warnings on buses

Post by Slaphead on Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:55 pm

A friend's son is a bus driver.  He recently had a fatality on his bus due to an elderly passenger falling badly when he was approaching her bus stop.

There was a police investigating and he was immediately suspended from driving.  During the investigation, his tacho showed he was only doing 10mph approaching the bus stop and was cleared of all blame.

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