Hadleigh bus drivers’ road safety recognition

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BUS drivers in Hadleigh have been recognised as some of the best on the road.

Mark Emberson, Paul Ferguson, Tony Pullen, John Gay, Abigail Eastwell, Graham Goddard, Reg Staines, Andrew Gross and Andrew Wright have been given the Green Road Fleet Elite award.

They are all based at First Bus’s Hadleigh depot.

Launched in February 2012, Green Road Fleet Elite is given to reward the best bus drivers.

If a driver brakes or accelerates rapidly, an on-board display flashes a yellow or red warning light, depending on the severity of the motion.

Points are given for each event and the fewer points a driver has, the better their safety score.

Andy Spicer, depot operations manager at First Essex’s Hadleigh depot, said: “We are proud of our drivers who work hard to deliver better journeys.

“We are continuously working to improve our standards.”

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1:54pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cranium says...

Yeah really safe, every morning and evening when the busses pull out of you at the depot and park on the roundabout waiting to enter the depot also waiting to be taken out on a shift, love the way when you are waiting to pull out of a side road into slow moving traffic and they creep past you closing up the gap with a little grin on the drivers face, also love the fact that they play god at double laned junctions when the driver puts the bus in both lanes to block anybody off who dares go over their 20mph and overtake, (Eastwood road/London road, outside Kiln road council offices), god bless them, keep up the good work, lol.
Yeah really safe, every morning and evening when the busses pull out of you at the depot and park on the roundabout waiting to enter the depot also waiting to be taken out on a shift, love the way when you are waiting to pull out of a side road into slow moving traffic and they creep past you closing up the gap with a little grin on the drivers face, also love the fact that they play god at double laned junctions when the driver puts the bus in both lanes to block anybody off who dares go over their 20mph and overtake, (Eastwood road/London road, outside Kiln road council offices), god bless them, keep up the good work, lol. cranium
  • Score: 0

4:15pm Tue 25 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

So full of admiration, like the driver who tore up a schoolgirls buss pass, the grinning drivers, failing to stop at bus stops, with elderly folk, waiting in the rain.
So full of admiration, like the driver who tore up a schoolgirls buss pass, the grinning drivers, failing to stop at bus stops, with elderly folk, waiting in the rain. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: 4

4:26pm Tue 25 Feb 14

the25man says...

The awards for accelerating slowly and stopping slowly not for driving on the road. The drivers that moan about buses have never been a bus driver and there moans show that
The awards for accelerating slowly and stopping slowly not for driving on the road. The drivers that moan about buses have never been a bus driver and there moans show that the25man
  • Score: -1

4:56pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cranium says...

the25man wrote:
The awards for accelerating slowly and stopping slowly not for driving on the road. The drivers that moan about buses have never been a bus driver and there moans show that
I wonder if you was a bus driver!, you don't explain yourself.

Hoo raa for a smooth ride, I don't think the drivers have much choice of accelerating and braking slowly, with most of the busses being smoke bellowing, clapped out antiques, have you seen them go up bread and cheese hill, cyclists overtaking them, students walking past them, lol.

You show me anywhere in the Highway code that a bus can take up 2 lanes to go straight on so as not to let anybody passed them, then I might listen to you if you post a more meaningful comment, you love busses then? like, who is going to argue with a bus anyway, petty in my mind, you... and the drivers.
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: The awards for accelerating slowly and stopping slowly not for driving on the road. The drivers that moan about buses have never been a bus driver and there moans show that[/p][/quote]I wonder if you was a bus driver!, you don't explain yourself. Hoo raa for a smooth ride, I don't think the drivers have much choice of accelerating and braking slowly, with most of the busses being smoke bellowing, clapped out antiques, have you seen them go up bread and cheese hill, cyclists overtaking them, students walking past them, lol. You show me anywhere in the Highway code that a bus can take up 2 lanes to go straight on so as not to let anybody passed them, then I might listen to you if you post a more meaningful comment, you love busses then? like, who is going to argue with a bus anyway, petty in my mind, you... and the drivers. cranium
  • Score: 0

6:14pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Clever Criminal says...

Buses are so sh1t. The people that use them ain't that much better too. Drunks, noisy school kids, and old people.
Buses are so sh1t. The people that use them ain't that much better too. Drunks, noisy school kids, and old people. Clever Criminal
  • Score: -4

10:35pm Tue 25 Feb 14

chexy says...

Ever thought cranium that the reason for them taking up both lanes is for safety reasons. The junction you speak of at kiln road gives very little distance after the lights for the two lanes to merge back into one. Safe for 2 cars but not a car and larger vehicle. Read the Highway Code, you may learn something.
Ever thought cranium that the reason for them taking up both lanes is for safety reasons. The junction you speak of at kiln road gives very little distance after the lights for the two lanes to merge back into one. Safe for 2 cars but not a car and larger vehicle. Read the Highway Code, you may learn something. chexy
  • Score: 2

11:11pm Tue 25 Feb 14

cranium says...

chexy wrote:
Ever thought cranium that the reason for them taking up both lanes is for safety reasons. The junction you speak of at kiln road gives very little distance after the lights for the two lanes to merge back into one. Safe for 2 cars but not a car and larger vehicle. Read the Highway Code, you may learn something.
I have read it, your the one that needs to learn something, check again, think you will find it is down to small mindedness, very little distance!, come on!!, if it was a safety issue, they would make the left lane a left turn to the council offices, right lane, straight on, yup, thought so!.
[quote][p][bold]chexy[/bold] wrote: Ever thought cranium that the reason for them taking up both lanes is for safety reasons. The junction you speak of at kiln road gives very little distance after the lights for the two lanes to merge back into one. Safe for 2 cars but not a car and larger vehicle. Read the Highway Code, you may learn something.[/p][/quote]I have read it, your the one that needs to learn something, check again, think you will find it is down to small mindedness, very little distance!, come on!!, if it was a safety issue, they would make the left lane a left turn to the council offices, right lane, straight on, yup, thought so!. cranium
  • Score: 1

2:33pm Thu 27 Feb 14

Adriver1 says...

If you're the only depot in the area that uses the system of course it's that depot that's going to win all the awards?
If you're the only depot in the area that uses the system of course it's that depot that's going to win all the awards? Adriver1
  • Score: 2

3:25pm Thu 27 Feb 14

RobertFS says...

i just wish the drivers were a litlle more polite. they seem to me the most miserable people.
at least they have a job.
just give us a smile! it costs nothing
remember - smiles will be returned!
i just wish the drivers were a litlle more polite. they seem to me the most miserable people. at least they have a job. just give us a smile! it costs nothing remember - smiles will be returned! RobertFS
  • Score: 2

9:15pm Fri 28 Feb 14

mag1968 says...

All jobsworths !
!
All jobsworths ! ! mag1968
  • Score: 1

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