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    I took the tw to town today, when I got to the main road there was a tour buss coming so I waited for it to pass then pulled out. then I see in my mirror 2 more buss,s coming around the corner.Its not a problem as I have plenty of time to get up to speed, (45 zone their doing just under 50). So there I am between the buss's and we are coming up on the 15 mph school zone of the school that my child attends, and that you cant miss because the school zone signes are in the middle of the narrow road(the buss's have to swerve to keep from hitting them)and nobody slowed down???. We get through the school zone and I passed the buss as I dont like being the meat in a buss sandwich and I continued into town looking for the local sherriff. I see he is by the dollar general. By this time the buss's are close behind me in a 25 zone so I put on my turn signal to turn left into the dollar general and slow down to a crawl,some other cars were coming from the other direction so me and my tw and the buss' had to stop.I hit the kill switch and looked down like what the hay, I put the kick stand down and got off the bike in the street and yelled and motioned for the sherrif to come over. He turns on his lights and drives over to see whats up and I tell him what just happend and the sherriff goes over to the buss and tell the driver to pull over to the side of the road and motions for the other buss's to pull over. The rest was just ticket time as the passengers comfirmed the buss,s didnt slow for the school zone.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Ibe View Post
    I took the tw to town today, when I got to the main road there was a tour buss coming so I waited for it to pass then pulled out. then I see in my mirror 2 more buss,s coming around the corner.Its not a problem as I have plenty of time to get up to speed, (45 zone their doing just under 50). So there I am between the buss's and we are coming up on the 15 mph school zone of the school that my child attends, and that you cant miss because the school zone signes are in the middle of the narrow road(the buss's have to swerve to keep from hitting them)and nobody slowed down???. We get through the school zone and I passed the buss as I dont like being the meat in a buss sandwich and I continued into town looking for the local sherriff. I see he is by the dollar general. By this time the buss's are close behind me in a 25 zone so I put on my turn signal to turn left into the dollar general and slow down to a crawl,some other cars were coming from the other direction so me and my tw and the buss' had to stop.I hit the kill switch and looked down like what the hay, I put the kick stand down and got off the bike in the street and yelled and motioned for the sherrif to come over. He turns on his lights and drives over to see whats up and I tell him what just happend and the sherriff goes over to the buss and tell the driver to pull over to the side of the road and motions for the other buss's to pull over. The rest was just ticket time as the passengers comfirmed the buss,s didnt slow for the school zone.



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    good job looking out for the kids.

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    Buses are not easy to drive - I would say that. Poor viz.

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    Awesome! Now three tour bus drivers will aim for little motorcycles.



    How did the busses behind you not slow for the school zone and, of course, you did, and not run you over? How did you pass the bus ahead of you, which you claim was already speeding, without speeding? Get yourself down to the sherrif's office and demand your tickets. I see a career for you in politics.




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    Quote Originally Posted by tw200sgp View Post
    Buses are not easy to drive - I would say that. Poor viz.


    I agree I worked as an RV teck and I have driven a few buss conversions. But when the buss swerves to miss hitting all 3 school zone signs that are put out in the middle of the narrow road every day they certianly saw them + they drive this road 5 days a week or more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    Awesome! Now three tour bus drivers will aim for little motorcycles.



    How did the busses behind you not slow for the school zone and, of course, you did, and not run you over? How did you pass the bus ahead of you, which you claim was already speeding, without speeding? Get yourself down to the sherrif's office and demand your tickets. I see a career for you in politics.


    Didnt you know if its on the road and its not an MC it either hates MCs like dogs hate cats, or its blind, so I dont think I made it worse.



    I,m the type to give up my right of way to those who make their living on the roads when I see them or when my safty is involved and its unfortunate these drivers chose to speed through the school zone. But I,m not going to ignore 45-50 in a 15 school zone anywhere and if I cant find the law I will at least call the company and raise hell.

    Yes I was speeding through the 15 zone also and I could have driven off the road into the desert on my side of the road to avoid being run over by the buss behind me and probaly not had any problems getting out of the way as I,m moderatly skilled , But I deemed it safer to keep pace with the buss,s through the school zone. and luckly I recieved a good tw that will do 70 down hill in a 45 zone that alowed me to pass the buss in front of me. The sherriff heard it all and I guess he decided I didnt need a ticket.

    As far as the career in politics thats going to far and my doctor says I,m alergic anyway.





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    So, it's okay for you to speed through the school zone and again to pass the buss ahead of you? You're a Democrat, aren't you?




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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty View Post
    So, it's okay for you to speed through the school zone and again to pass the buss ahead of you? You're a Democrat, aren't you?


    quirty what seems to be your problem with me????? come on out with it. Do you know me? Did I do something to piss you off?



    Was that you or someone you know driving 1 of the buss,s.



    Yes it is ok by me to speed or break other traffic laws to stay safe and to get out of an unsafe place.It seems to be ok with the local sherriff also.It seems to be ok all over the country as I have been stopped about 6 times in the last 20 years riding across the country and no tickets (law enforcement see a lot of dead and mangled bikers and they understand mostly).

    I probably break at least 1 traffic law everytime I ride on the street to keep from getting run over by cagers breaking traffic laws and I'll take the ticket smiling every day over the alternative(not riding or getting run over).



    And whats with bringing politics into your attack. Your atempt to lump me in with a group I have nothing to do with and that you apearently dont like, without having any knoledge about me is transparent and imature (its the adult version of you have cooties)



    So is it the speeding and not getting a ticket the problem? or is it the buss drivers getting tickets the problem? Or is it something else? Come on out with it quit beating around the air cleaner.







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