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Keep a distance and be alert behind bus

Overtaking a bus

The GO GEORGE system has been designed with  bus stops in the traffic lane from where buses can safely ease back into 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 and workplaces late.

Drivers of other vehicles should always be alert and aware  that every bus stop is a potential stopping place for buses. In other words, always 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. However, since motorists have no visibility of the road and unexpected situations arising in front of the bus, they should always keep enough of a distance to accommodate a sudden, unexpected stop or slow-down.

On routes where in-lane stops may be a safety hazard or cause excessive congestion,  indented stops have been built. Cost is also a consideration, as indented stops are very expensive and kept to a minimum, without compromising safety. It is also easier and less costly to move an in-lane stop when user patterns indicate the need, keeping the system affordable and flexible.

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