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Re: Bloo*y school buses

As some people have pointed out in the comments, it is not in France, and there is a a guard for the crossing.

He opens his door and emerges just as the train is passing, presumably starts to close the gates (too late), then re-opens them after the train has passed, goes back inside and shuts the door.

If you look closely and pause the video a few times, you can see him operate the control on the side of the hut, on his right.

He was probably sitting in his hut to keep out of the cold and didn't see the train coming because of the fog.

So it is almost certainly not even an automatic crossing, and the guard simply failed to close it in time.

Take care. There are many fake videos and fake witness statements circulating about this accident.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Re: Bloo*y school buses

All we can say with certainty about that video is that it was not ANOther driving the vehicle Big Smile [:D]


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 alittlebitfrench wrote:
I don't see the point of your post Wooly. Nobody knows what happened here. What is your problem with school buses ?


Our problem with school buses is that the last time our kids rode on one (not in France), they returned to the house describing what fun everyone on board had when the driver stalled the bus on a (steep) hill, and got all the kids out behind it to push-start it.

Definitely the last time for us, in any country.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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<BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>nomoss wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4"><BLOCKQUOTE><table width="85%"><tr><td class="txt4"><img src="/forums/completefrance-forums/cs/Themes/default/images/icon-quote.gif">&nbsp;<strong>alittlebitfrench wrote:</strong></td></tr><tr><td class="quoteTable"><table width="100%"><tr><td width="100%" valign="top" class="txt4">I don't see the point of your post Wooly.

Nobody knows what happened here.

What is your problem with school buses ?</td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE><br><br>Our problem with school buses is that the last time our kids rode on one (not in France), they returned to the house describing what fun everyone on board had when the driver stalled the bus on a (steep) hill, and got all the kids out behind it to push-start it.<br><br>Definitely the last time for us, in any country.<br></td></tr></table></td></tr></table></BLOCKQUOTE>

Now I understand. One bad memory so everyone who does the same job is tarred for live. Unbelievable!
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Not tarring anyone, it's just our choice.

However, living, as we do, on a main road 250 metres from the local college, we see school buses passing our house regularly, as well as on the nearby roads.

In my opinion the habits of some of the drivers leave a lot to be desired, and since one cannot choose which bus/driver is in charge of one's children I would still make the same choice.

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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Unbelievable or too unreal to believe?

 

Is there a subtle distinction between them?


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The latest development:
http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2017/12/20/01016-20171220ARTFIG00143-accident-de-millas-les-enqueteurs-interrogent-de-nouveau-la-conductrice-du-bus.php



The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind, a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
- Bertrand Russell
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The authorities don't seem to be shining in their treatment of the families

http://www.rtl.fr/actu/conso/millas-les-familles-ont-ete-totalement-abandonnees-selon-l-une-de-leurs-avocates-7791563970?utm_campaign=Newsletter&utm_medium=&utm_source=Newsletter+Quotidienne+Info

On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.

H. L. Mencken 1880 - 1956

Some may not like his views, but what a prediction!
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