Whatever Works: Training Bus Drivers To Respect Cyclists By Making Them Sit On Stationary Bikes As Buses Go Flying By

October 30, 2018

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This is a video from Cariacica, Brazil of bus drivers in training learning what it feels like to be a tiny piece of meat pedaling down the street when a 15-ton bus comes screaming by only 1.5-meters (5-feet) away. The purpose is to teach the drivers to maintain a minimum 1.5-meters between their buses and cyclists. I imagine they learned their lessons. Me? *about to stick paperclip in electric socket* I never learn my lesson. "What the hell are you doing?" I'm going to charge this paperclip so I can use it to recharge my phone later in case it dies while I'm out. "Solid plan." I'm like a modern Nikola Tesla but smarter.

Keep going for the whole video.

Thanks to Carmen, who only rides side streets to avoid traffic. Me? I travel everywhere I need to go in the sewers like a Ninja Turtle for ultimate safety.

  • Closet Nerd

    " I'm like a modern Nikola Tesla but smarter.".......Geekola Tesla?

  • But there's a sidewalk right there. Just let the cyclists use that instead. Now cue angry cyclists saying it's their right to be inches from death.

    Edit: See? What'd I tell ya.

  • spikedeclue

    Cyclists are too fast for sidewalks. Those are for people and bikes are almost always not allowed on them. We can seriously harm pedestrians.

  • stuffsticks

    Ride on the sidewalk if you feel you have to but fair warning I will never get out the way of a cyclist on the pavement and you crash into me and I WILL feed you the seat of your bike.

  • sizzlepants

    YES!!!

    Frankly, I think ALL drivers should have this kind of training. From both directions. As both cyclists and pedestrians.

  • Douchy McDouche

    Video title is wrong. It's actually "Training Bus Drivers To Drive Extremely Close To Cyclists At Top Speed".

  • Megatron Jenkins

    I like this a lot!!! I'm a cyclist, and there's too many f*ckheads with driver's licenses out there!!!

  • Too many fuckhead cyclists as well.

  • Bling Nye

    Too many fuckheads. Period.

  • Jenness

    When they waved I kept thinking "It's going to hit your hand!!!"

  • Nick Pappagiorgio

    I recently watched a cyclist at a red light, between two cars where there was no bike lane, turn right in front of the car to his right when the light turned green, then start screaming at the driver when the driver started accelerating forward like cars do when lights turn green (and almost hit the cyclist). Who the fuck turns right from the left side of the road in front of someone else and thinks the world needs to kneel before them when they do it? Assholes on a bike, that's who.

    Edit: before you ask no, I wasn't in that car, I was behind them and mad it wasn't me telling the chucklefuck on the bike to sit on it without a seat.

  • evan

    cars are dangerous and kill people all the time where cyclists can possibly be annoying.. but cyclists are worse.. sounds like some trump logic to me.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Chucklef*ck, lmao!!!

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've definitely seen cyclists jump directly in front of the bus a few times. The driver was going ape shit screaming and laying on the horn. From the back of the bus it was hard to figure out who was the fucktard in those situations. What I know if I was very motion sick.

  • Big Dog on Krampus

    please, keep ALL hands and feet inside the ride!

  • ruckus

    They need to be moving so the bus can make a right hand turn in front of them too.

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