Hull bus driver sparks debate about courtesy with Facebook rant

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Hull bus driver sparks debate about courtesy with Facebook rant

Hull bus driver sparks debate about courtesy with Facebook rant
2021-06-07 15:43:00
A Hull bus driver has sparked a lively debate on Facebook by asking the simple question: do you let a bus pull out when it is indicating away from a bus stop? The bus driver took to the platform to vent after an encounter with an impatient driver as he tried to pull away from a stop in Holderness Road on Sunday. The driver highlighted the fact there are guidelines in the highway code that say it is good practice to give priority to buses and coaches but many people responded that the code itself is not law. The post started a debate which clearly showed that the people of Hull are divided on the issue. For the latest Hull Live headlines direct to your inbox, click here. The Highway Code says you should give priority to buses when it is safe for you to do so (Image: Hull Daily Mail / SWNS.com) The bus driver said: “Just thought I’d get a general perception of what people think or do when it comes to allowing buses to pull away from stops? “I’m a bus driver myself, today at the Iceland stop on Holderness Road going in to town I had my indicator to pull away for more then 5 seconds (I know because the noise the indicators make is a pretty droning noise and goes off to every second and I heard it at least 5 times). “Saw a car quite a few feet away from the rear of my vehicle by this point (already been indicating away from the stop for 5 seconds at least) put my hand out the window as a thank you gesture because their pace in my mirror suggested they was easing down. “As I manoeuvred away from the stop they’ve carried on going, beeped me and then as they drove by the female passenger in the front mouthed something with her mobile in her hand, either to report me or whatever. “But it got me thinking they had plenty of time to ease off so was it the attitude of I can just go past that bus because I’m a faster vehicle (more manoeuvrable and able to get up to 30 quicker) or was it just lack of acknowledgement of the Highway Code and common courtesy to a public service vehicle? “Normally wouldn’t let something like that bother me but guess it’s been one of those days?” For th

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