This is one of the ways people can request a stop on a city bus. Just pull the chord. Some buses have buttons as well. Public transportation.
Appreciate you for helping me not look like a dipshit on a bus
“Sorry driver, I wanted the next stop.”
Or even worse, they ring the bell, you stop, open the doors, and everybody just sits there like a bunch of dummies.
What’s worst is when they ring it the last minute and they get mad because you passed there stop 😑
@@Velotooslowwhat worse is if you’re about to pull it for your stop, someone has the same stop as you, is about to do it for you, and then hesitates like they don’t know where they are headed.
Just started riding the bus and wanted to know how I can do this lol! This was great, thank you!
Thank you. I ride the bus daily and I see all sorts of stuff. The amount of people who just expect the driver to read their minds and stop is insane. Can’t imagine how it makes you feel as driver
Thank you! This video is useful when I want to show my non NYC friends how to get around :).
Thanks so much, i already missed my stop like 3 times now so this helped me out so much
Yes people really need to be schooled on how to use public there are people that pull the cord at the stop you just passed and then want to cuss you out for letting them off at the 1 u thought they wanted
I know this sounds like a no-brainer for anybody who's ever ridden a bus, but there are literally people who do not know that's how you get off at the stop you want.
pull it BEFORE your stop. I can't even begin to tell you how many times people press the stop while the bus is riding pass the stop and then get mad the bus ain't stop.
I hate it when they pull it at the last minute just when I pass the bus stop.
What if their stop is the next one.
Thank you for educating people.
There was one time I pulled the cord at least two blocks away but the driver did not stop at the bus stop. I had to remind the driver and did let me off at the safest spot. At least the driver did apologize for it. Can the driver miss the stop request light on the dash?
That happens to me from time to time (I’m a bus driver). It’s a thing where you’re in your zone, and that bell ring goes in one ear and out the other. I *always* apologize profusely, because I know how frustrating it is to have the Operator miss my stop. Happens to all of us, we’re human, but those of us who love the job are quick to apologize and try to make it right with the passenger.
Same thing happened to me when I push the stop requested button and I alerted the bus driver that I want to get off at this stop and they said that they apologized and I would say it's okay and tell them to have a great day.
And also on some buses there’s a button you press that serves the same function. All buses in my transit agency feature the yellow cord you just showed but some buses also have a red stop button as well that serves the same function. Bus doesn’t have a cord? Look up. There may be a stop button near the light switch above your seat or there may also be a red button that you can press as well. Also, if the stop request indicator is triggered, please please please don’t repeatedly pull the cord because it won’t beep. That’s a good way to break the equipment.
I have the memory/attention span of a goldfish, and on a lot of our buses the steering wheel blocks the panel light for stop requested. I'll just leave this confession here. I don't want to miss people's stops I care, but sometimes watching birds or thinking about food takes over my tiny brain.
You should also know when a passenger is at a mark bus stop that means stop also 😉
If they’re not looking directly at me, or busy with their phone, or they’re smoking a cigarette, they become instantly invisible to me and now they’re waitin’ for the next bus.
In finland we have buttons which say ’STOP’
What really irritates bus drivers the most from what I saw is that whenever a passenger wants to get off at a certain stop but never rang the bell/pull the stop request string so when the driver passes by the stop, the passenger would say “Wait! I need to get off this stop” which makes the driver say “You gotta ring the bell then!” *shakes his or her head* or some of them just remains silent & still stops for them.
In Europe we are more advanced so you just press a button which are placed almost everywhere and when you press it one of the door buttons will starts flashing So If you press the stop button near the 3rd door the 3rd door button at the drivers cabin will start flashing and it will stop flashing when the bus driver opens that door, there is also an icon shown on the bus drivers panel with the letter “H” it’s shown when stop is requested but does not show which exact door, also instead of the “Stop requested” announcement there are STOP signs along the passengers cabin usually 1 on single buses and 2 on articulated and there are also STOP signs above the doors which get lit when a passenger presses the nearest stop button.🙂
i’m interested in this science behind it. please reference a video if you can i’m just somewhat fascinated by the way it works
Do you think they have those in other states?
There’s always that one person who rings the bell for the next stop, and then doesn’t do or say anything when you pull up to the stop and open the doors. That’s when you press down that “Cancel Stop” button. Then as they’re frantically yanking on that cord to call the stop they actually wanted, you’re already blowing right past it; let go of the “Cancel Stop” button, and by the time the bell rings, you’re already 4 blocks past the stop they wanted. Then when they’re yelling at you ‘cause they’re mad you blew past their stop, tell them very nicely, “It always helps if you ring the bell!”
In the UK we have bells
"Aye driver next stop please!!!! " *Doesn't pull the cord and wonders why the driver kept going and gets mad*
GET ME OFF OF HERE GET ME OFF IM GONNA JUMP
How much ahead of time do I pull it?
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Wow bro you got that old-school set up? What year is it?
Your bus has a sensor for the bike rack??!
@@BusDriverLife can the bike rack double as a bull bar?
I have a job to get to but the bus goes by my job and doesnt stop for about a mile, is it possible to ring the wire and they will stop at your job if you request when getting on?
Is this a USA vus
How do wheelchair users stop request on the buses where you are?
Video coming soon!
@@BusDriverLife Awesome! I'm a wheelchair user here in Toronto Canada, we have different bus models (including Nova LFS 40 & 60ft, Orion 7 Hybrid gen 1, 2, 3. Orion 7 Diesel. We also are testing out, proterra, NFI, & BD, for electric buses. Most of our buses have a (strip tape wire embedded button strip) , some have pressure plate style (NOVA LFS) Proterra are the worst, it's a plunger valve & is ridiculous, it is hard to reach hard to press properly & catches on our wheelchairs.
What is a "ada stop request"?
it’s for disabled people
Too hard for many. You guys still use the cord? We use buttons on the poles like the Europeans down under. Problem is they don't always install enough of them and some malfunction regularly.
In Winnipeg, we have both buttons and cords.
Yes cords are common in the US. They work just fine. Some buses do utilize buttons as well.
Also notice your steering wheels and pedals haven't been "girlified" like our buses with chassis sourced from European manufacturers like Volvo, Mercedes, MAN and Scania with these car like steering wheels and dashes. Takes the fun out of buses!
Lynx has buttons and touch strips on their XD60s, and pull cords on their Gilligs and NovaBuses.
I guess American bus manufactures can't even make stop buttons because they want to be different. Itll take 50 years to get stop buttons and 100 years to get next stop announcements.