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    God dam buses..........

    Why is it bus drivers seem to thing they can pull out in traffic when ever they like regardless of what is coming up at the side of them at that time!!

    I don't really know why they bother fitting the buses with wing mirrors cos they don't use them!!!

    The worst drivers on the road IMO

    Rant over!

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    Rule # 198 in my copy of the Highway Code states that drivers should give way and let buses pull out anyway. But I've noticed that few seem to these days, instead accelerating to get round the bus as its pulling out, endangering themselves, the bus and oncoming traffic.

    Just let bus go... it'll most probably pull in at the next stop anyway so you can overtake then safely then

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    Buses can do whatever they want. They are bigger than you. If they hit you, they wont even feel it. Ask dannysport

    But, I will go with what Geoff said

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    I always let buses out when safe to do so. There have been a few times I've deemed it more safe to pass and they have pulled out anyway at the same time. A long blast of the horn usually makes the driver look like a tool infront of his passengers
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    They are bigger than you and think they can get away with it. My friend was passing a bus and it just pulled out and went into the side of him.

    I believe there is a rule that you should let them out. I may be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ffoeg View Post
    Rule # 198 in my copy of the Highway Code states that drivers should give way and let buses pull out anyway. But I've noticed that few seem to these days, instead accelerating to get round the bus as its pulling out, endangering themselves, the bus and oncoming traffic.

    Just let bus go... it'll most probably pull in at the next stop anyway so you can overtake then safely then
    Quote Originally Posted by astra mark View Post
    They are bigger than you and think they can get away with it. My friend was passing a bus and it just pulled out and went into the side of him.

    I believe there is a rule that you should let them out. I may be wrong.

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    Rule 198 if i remember
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    I always let them out, they pull over soon anyway so go past then.

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    The worst thing is when they're pulled over and you start to overtake and then they just pull out. I don't think rule 198 counts when you're half way past the bus as at the time it didn't make any indication it was going to be moving

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    ^^ Thats what I thought. I let them go unless it is safe to overtake, or you can see they are just about to pull out.

    But sometimes, its safe to overtake so you do, then from nowhere, with no indicators, they are in the side of you.
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    It's fine except when they pull out as they indicate - mirror signal
    manoeuvre gets forgotten methinks!

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