For less obvious reasons,there is another explanation as to why busesstop before railroad tracks. It is because it is a convenient way for passengers to alight from a train and transfer to a bus to get to their destination and vice versa.
People also ask
Do buses have to stop before crossing the tracks?
Yes, that what they do. The front of the bus must stop between 15 and 50 feet before the crossing. Maybe the photo threw you off since the bus is in the process of crossing the tracks.
Why did the school bus driver stop at the railroad crossing?
It was a blizzard in Salt Lake City, Utah and a school bus driver stopped his bus at a railway crossing. Because of the snow, the visibility was terrible and the driver was not able to see an approaching freight train.
Why do bus drivers open the door when approaching railroad tracks?
Opening the bus door (and driver window), allows the driver to hear trains. Today, opening the door and/or driver side window is law in many parts of the United States and Canada. The same law is also extended to trucks that carry hazardous materials. Some crossings do not require these vehicles to stop and they are marked with an 淓xempt?sign.
How far should a driver stop before crossing a railroad track?
Except as provided in subsection (c), the driver of any vehicle described in subsection (b), before crossing at grade any track or tracks of a railroad, shall stop the vehicle within 50 feet but not less than 15 feet from the nearest rail of the railroad crossing and while so stopped shall listen and look in both directions along…