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  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,183 posts since Mar '16
    • ... is always soaking wet from driving #2: The old one who is actually really good #3: The one who shows off his skills (especially young ones) #4: The one who tries to make driving pleasant but not appreciated by passengers #5: The one who thinks...

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,938 posts since May '15
    • Driver who curses at motorists who cut/block his/her way.
      And don’t forget to mention the friendly ones, those who greet you when you board the bus.

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,938 posts since May '15
  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    152 posts since Jun '17
  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,183 posts since Mar '16
  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,938 posts since May '15
    • Drivers who wait at bus stops hoping that more pax will board, esp for svcs with DDs underutilised like 83.

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    3,058 posts since Nov '13
    • All, I see more and more bus drivers driving so slow which is as good as crawling just to ensure they keep to time schedules. I find this nonsensical. They want to ensure some passengers are able to board the buses but let’s be practical. Even if they miss the bus, there is always another bus coming up in less than 10 minutes. There is no need to purposely do until this extent and let many others on board the current bus wait aimlessly for few minutes. Just let it be natural and no need for this sort of crawling and worse, bus stopping there for few minutes with no people in sight. Cheers. Thanks.

  • TIB 585L's Avatar
    9,150 posts since Apr '11
    • There was one time i took 961 at 12am from bukit timah (1374A Last bus to WTBI)

      I was alone inside the bus with BC throughout Junction 10 all the way to WTBI. Then he stopped at Sg Kadut for 1 min sia open door waiting for ghost enter then he do that at Marsiling MRT and KJ MRT. Nobody board sia by the time it was almost 1am and all bus finish already. How like dat sia for last bus, i tot last bus always damn fast

  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    152 posts since Jun '17
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      All, I see more and more bus drivers driving so slow which is as good as crawling just to ensure they keep to time schedules. I find this nonsensical. They want to ensure some passengers are able to board the buses but let’s be practical. Even if they miss the bus, there is always another bus coming up in less than 10 minutes. There is no need to purposely do until this extent and let many others on board the current bus wait aimlessly for few minutes. Just let it be natural and no need for this sort of crawling and worse, bus stopping there for few minutes with no people in sight. Cheers. Thanks.

      LTA regulation... must follow if not will get into trouble

  • dupdup77's Avatar
    3,058 posts since Nov '13
    • Originally posted by SBS2792K:

      LTA regulation... must follow if not will get into trouble

      Hi mr sbs2792K, it is too much of an overkill. Cheers. Thanks.

  • SMB1368T's Avatar
    1,183 posts since Mar '16
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  • SG5064X's Avatar
    452 posts since Dec '16
    • The driver who is picky over what model they are driving.One of the BC at my area drive O405G in a very scary manner yet drive A24 very stable.

  • randomguy10's Avatar
    228 posts since Dec '13
    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      The driver who is picky over what model they are driving.One of the BC at my area drive O405G in a very scary manner yet drive A24 very stable.

      Haha if you drive the O405G the same way as a A24, of course the O405G will look very scary. O405G is 17 years ago technology, that model dont even have ABS iirc. The MAN technology on the A24 makes it a lot more stable even if the driver is violent. Is just like the Volvo Olympian Vs Volvo B9TL also.

  • SG5064X's Avatar
    452 posts since Dec '16
    • Originally posted by randomguy10:

      Haha if you drive the O405G the same way as a A24, of course the O405G will look very scary. O405G is 17 years ago technology, that model dont even have ABS iirc. The MAN technology on the A24 makes it a lot more stable even if the driver is violent. Is just like the Volvo Olympian Vs Volvo B9TL also.

      That BC attitude also very different.Plus last time when she haven't perm any a24 yet, her O405G were much more stable.

  • SBS2792K's Avatar
    152 posts since Jun '17
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

      Anyone knows what bus does the African BC on sv 27 drives?

      rotating

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by TIB 585L:

      There was one time i took 961 at 12am from bukit timah (1374A Last bus to WTBI)

      I was alone inside the bus with BC throughout Junction 10 all the way to WTBI. Then he stopped at Sg Kadut for 1 min sia open door waiting for ghost enter then he do that at Marsiling MRT and KJ MRT. Nobody board sia by the time it was almost 1am and all bus finish already. How like dat sia for last bus, i tot last bus always damn fast

      With based on mileage and frequency contracting,It's wiser to be late 1-3 mins for every bus stops for 1st & last bus.LTA will fine you minimum of $96 for failing the 1st and last bus.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • I hate yayapapaya BC who still think that interchanges/Terminals and buses belong to their company.Feel like wanna punch that bugger face

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by SG5064X:

      The driver who is picky over what model they are driving.One of the BC at my area drive O405G in a very scary manner yet drive A24 very stable.

      Because he know O405G don't have telematic system thus SMRT can't access to his driving behaviour,Same goes for SBST BCs driving MK IVs,VOs and VSOs

  • Marvel68's Avatar
    254 posts since Oct '14
    • Originally posted by dupdup77:

      All, I see more and more bus drivers driving so slow which is as good as crawling just to ensure they keep to time schedules. I find this nonsensical. They want to ensure some passengers are able to board the buses but let’s be practical. Even if they miss the bus, there is always another bus coming up in less than 10 minutes. There is no need to purposely do until this extent and let many others on board the current bus wait aimlessly for few minutes. Just let it be natural and no need for this sort of crawling and worse, bus stopping there for few minutes with no people in sight. Cheers. Thanks.

      Totally agree with this... its just downright frustrating having your journey time increase because of buses that move at a snail's pace all thanks to some stupid LTA rule... Honestly what much of a difference does it make waiting a few minutes longer for a bus as compared to bus arriving early yet drive at 25-30km/h max speed and/or stopping at empty bus stops? Had really bad experiences with slow driving buses in the past, was even late for an appointment because of this... 

  • Sbs6750E's Avatar
    1,938 posts since May '15
    • Nowadays I think SBST speed is faster than SMRT ones. Still remember sv 965 o405 flying pass a sv 161 VO along SLE at speed of 75-80 kmh.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Sbs6750E:

      Nowadays I think SBST speed is faster than SMRT ones. Still remember sv 965 o405 flying pass a sv 161 VO along SLE at speed of 75-80 kmh.

      Because of massive fleet additions over the years...SBST upgrade a bus at one time but SMRT add 2-3 buses with more flexible duty for BCs

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • And majority SBST Mealbreak/rest time is shorter and that encourage the BCs to arrive a bit earlier at termination point

  • Ex-busdriver's Avatar
    42 posts since Jul '09
    • Originally posted by carbikebus:

      Because of massive fleet additions over the years...SBST upgrade a bus at one time but SMRT add 2-3 buses with more flexible duty for BCs


      So envious. Bus drivers can afford to be late nowadays. Used to be penalised during my time. Late for 3 minutes and there goes the precious break.

  • carbikebus's Avatar
    20,425 posts since Nov '03
    • Originally posted by Ex-busdriver:


      So envious. Bus drivers can afford to be late nowadays. Used to be penalised during my time. Late for 3 minutes and there goes the precious break.

      For some cases yes,I've ever late for 21 mins and BOCC just ask me to go toilet and move after that..Subsequent trip slightly late for 6 mins only

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