How motorists should treat inlane bus stops

The GO GEORGE system has been designed with bus stops located in the traffic lane from where buses can safely ease back into the traffic after picking up passengers. This helps the system keep to its schedule, as opposed to buses waiting for a gap in heavy traffic, causing a bus load of passengers to reach their destinations late.

Motorists should always be aware that every bus stop is a potential stopping place for buses. Keep a safe following distance and expect the bus to stop at the next bus stop. GO GEORGE bus drivers are required to give ample warning by switching on their indicators or using their hazard lights when they plan to stop.

Other vehicles may overtake stationary buses if it is safe to do so. Just be careful not to cut right in front of the bus, as it may pull away at any moment.

Buses stop only where passengers are waiting to get on or off the bus, or at indented timing stops where buses wait to make up time when running early.

Indented stops have been built only on routes where in-lane stops may be a safety hazard or cause excessive congestion. This type of stop is very expensive and is kept to a minimum, without compromising safety, and to keep the system affordable and flexible. It is also easier and less costly to move an in-lane stop when user patterns indicate the need.


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