You become better at something the more often you do it. This is true when it comes to studies, sports and work. It applies to all things really. There is a certain familiarity you gain by constantly doing the required movements. Muscle memory takes over and the motions that once seemed so difficult becomes second nature.
When it comes to bus drivers, they should at least have to pass stringent licensing and safety tests at the minimum before being allowed to operate such mammoth vehicles. It might seem a daunting task at first though they eventually get used to the wide dimensions of their assigned unit. These high capacity people movers do indeed require some getting used to. They do not respond as quickly as other automobiles do. This is something that a bus driver should always keep in mind especially when trying to slow down such enormous people movers.
Being an expert at handling a bus is one thing. Memorizing ever changing road conditions is quite another. The current state of a certain thoroughfares can and will affect all forms of transportation that happen to make use of it. From the simple bicycle to the gargantuan topic of discussion, any defect on the pavement can influence sudden movements on the driver’s part that would send whatever they are operating towards an unintentional direction. It would often end in a sigh of relief for both the driver and his passengers, as the case may be. There are however those times when unfamiliarity with road damage coupled with the driver’s negligence would naturally lead to disastrous results.
Car drivers who do not heed road signs warning them to slow down already get into accidents. What more could be expected when it comes to behemoths that stagger to slow down at a regular intersection? Their braking mechanisms simply require more leeway before it can cause them to stop as compared to regular vehicles. This allowance would be taxed even more when a driver of a lumbering bus imprudently disregards clear instructions for him to mind his speed. Unfortunately, it is sometimes too late when the brakes are eventually applied.
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