Hamblen County Bus Drivers: Here is y...

Hamblen County Bus Drivers: Here is your Warning!!!

Posted in the Morristown Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Review

Morristown, TN

#1 Oct 4, 2012
http://www.wate.com/story/19734889/thp-bus-go...

There have been plenty of times that I have personally witnessed Hamblen County buses speeding at almost double the posted limit, whether it is in a neighborhood or even their own school zones. It is time to do something about it while we can.

It is amazing to me as a parent to watch our area buses speed through neighborhoods, intersections, and even school zones. Now Hamblen County is facing a 10 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit. What was the outcome of testing on the bus that killed the 63 year old grandmother? Was the driver impaired? Is the sun in my eyes the story she is sticking to, or was she just speeding? I am shocked that the Director of Transportation did not have a safety meeting and ask the drivers to slow down because I have witnessed more speeding since the event. In other words, the death and lawsuit has had no impact on how the bus drivers are operating their vehicles. Just a little reminder: you are not hauling chickens or beef cattle to sale, but the precious lives of children. Slow down and obey the traffic laws when you are in the school zones and in our neighborhoods. It is about time that the THP and local law enforcement pulled over a bus or two for moving violations.
the conductor

Morristown, TN

#2 Oct 4, 2012
Review wrote:
http://www.wate.com/story/1973 4889/thp-bus-going-twice-speed -limit-rolled-twice
There have been plenty of times that I have personally witnessed Hamblen County buses speeding at almost double the posted limit, whether it is in a neighborhood or even their own school zones. It is time to do something about it while we can.
It is amazing to me as a parent to watch our area buses speed through neighborhoods, intersections, and even school zones. Now Hamblen County is facing a 10 million dollar wrongful death lawsuit. What was the outcome of testing on the bus that killed the 63 year old grandmother? Was the driver impaired? Is the sun in my eyes the story she is sticking to, or was she just speeding? I am shocked that the Director of Transportation did not have a safety meeting and ask the drivers to slow down because I have witnessed more speeding since the event. In other words, the death and lawsuit has had no impact on how the bus drivers are operating their vehicles. Just a little reminder: you are not hauling chickens or beef cattle to sale, but the precious lives of children. Slow down and obey the traffic laws when you are in the school zones and in our neighborhoods. It is about time that the THP and local law enforcement pulled over a bus or two for moving violations.
I heard from an MPD detective that the responding officers' dashcam videos were reviewed and it was obvious that they themselves, and anyone else going up that hill would have been almost completely blinded by the sun. Therefore there were no charges filed against the bus driver and it was ruled an accident.

I've never been up that hill at that time of day so I can't say one way or another, that's just what I heard said about it.
HOPE AND Change

Morristown, TN

#3 Oct 4, 2012
the conductor wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard from an MPD detective that the responding officers' dashcam videos were reviewed and it was obvious that they themselves, and anyone else going up that hill would have been almost completely blinded by the sun. Therefore there were no charges filed against the bus driver and it was ruled an accident.
I've never been up that hill at that time of day so I can't say one way or another, that's just what I heard said about it.
Thanks for the input, however, doesn't it stand to reason if the bus was going the posted speed limit that it would take her that long to stop the bus? Also, this wasn't her first day driving at that time, so given that fact, you are required by law to drive according to the conditions. If you can't see why keep driving like you can?
More

Morristown, TN

#4 Oct 4, 2012
HOPE AND Change wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the input, however, doesn't it stand to reason if the bus was going the posted speed limit that it would take her that long to stop the bus? Also, this wasn't her first day driving at that time, so given that fact, you are required by law to drive according to the conditions. If you can't see why keep driving like you can?
Believe me your not the only one who notices how bad they drive I've been in about 2 or 3 very close near accidents with those idiots It'd be one thing if they're by themselves driving wrecklessly but they're not they have people on board not adults who can make the decision to get off the bus by kids who can't they're at the drivers mercy.
the conductor

Morristown, TN

#5 Oct 4, 2012
My bus driver in school was this big bald dude named Jerry (bus 2 in the talbott/west morristown area). He hauled ass pretty much everywhere he went, he was usually either at 0% throttle or 100% throttle. He never hit anything or anyone and always got us to school and back safely.

I'm convinced you people will whine over anything.
Review

Morristown, TN

#6 Oct 4, 2012
the conductor wrote:
My bus driver in school was this big bald dude named Jerry (bus 2 in the talbott/west morristown area). He hauled ass pretty much everywhere he went, he was usually either at 0% throttle or 100% throttle. He never hit anything or anyone and always got us to school and back safely.
I'm convinced you people will whine over anything.
So you are actually calling me a "whiner" for asking bus drivers to obey the law and be safe with children? Forget the woman who was killed or the accident in Morristown or the wreck Johnson City (obviously you did not read the link, probably too hard for your fat fingers to get to). BTW: How do you know Jerry never hit anything? Did you ride the whole route, everyday, his whole career? Nope, nada, no way do you know that for a fact.
Review

Morristown, TN

#7 Oct 4, 2012
the conductor wrote:
<quoted text>
I heard from an MPD detective that the responding officers' dashcam videos were reviewed and it was obvious that they themselves, and anyone else going up that hill would have been almost completely blinded by the sun. Therefore there were no charges filed against the bus driver and it was ruled an accident.
I've never been up that hill at that time of day so I can't say one way or another, that's just what I heard said about it.
Ever heard of CYA? That is what the Morristown government is doing, from the Top to the Bottom. Guarantee you that!
the conductor

Morristown, TN

#8 Oct 4, 2012
Review wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are actually calling me a "whiner" for asking bus drivers to obey the law and be safe with children? Forget the woman who was killed or the accident in Morristown or the wreck Johnson City (obviously you did not read the link, probably too hard for your fat fingers to get to). BTW: How do you know Jerry never hit anything? Did you ride the whole route, everyday, his whole career? Nope, nada, no way do you know that for a fact.
I rode for 4 years, and I was about his 5th pickup every morning, and nearly the last one dropped off every afternoon.

What, are you on some sort of vendetta against bus drivers? You let them worry about their business and you worry about yours, mmmkay?
lol

Morristown, TN

#9 Oct 4, 2012
Review wrote:
<quoted text>
So you are actually calling me a "whiner" for asking bus drivers to obey the law and be safe with children? Forget the woman who was killed or the accident in Morristown or the wreck Johnson City (obviously you did not read the link, probably too hard for your fat fingers to get to). BTW: How do you know Jerry never hit anything? Did you ride the whole route, everyday, his whole career? Nope, nada, no way do you know that for a fact.
Neither the wreck in Johnson City nor that in Morristown were attributed to anything associated with the driver. Accidents DO happen. I won't defend any bus driver who drives recklessly, speeds, or endangers the children under his/her care. But your comments have absolutely NOTHING to do with the causes of either of these ACCIDENTS. Speed was not a factor, reckless driving was not a factor, so what's your beef? I guess you believe ALL bus drivers are crazy maniacs just out looking for someone to kill or run over.
lol

Morristown, TN

#10 Oct 4, 2012
HOPE AND Change wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for the input, however, doesn't it stand to reason if the bus was going the posted speed limit that it would take her that long to stop the bus? Also, this wasn't her first day driving at that time, so given that fact, you are required by law to drive according to the conditions. If you can't see why keep driving like you can?
Please...not trying to be smart, but do you know exactly how long it takes that specific bus type/weight at a specific speed? You usually travel 3 seconds before you react and brake. Then you have to stop the behemoth. A Tennessee Driver's License Manual will provide you with the formula to determine whether your are correct. You have a bus load of screaming kids, traffic all around you, and you are expected to watch both the kids and the traffic at the same time. Seems like it's time to put another adult on the bus and take the distraction of the kids off the driver's plate.
Wait-----what

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Oct 4, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither the wreck in Johnson City nor that in Morristown were attributed to anything associated with the driver. Accidents DO happen. I won't defend any bus driver who drives recklessly, speeds, or endangers the children under his/her care. But your comments have absolutely NOTHING to do with the causes of either of these ACCIDENTS. Speed was not a factor, reckless driving was not a factor, so what's your beef? I guess you believe ALL bus drivers are crazy maniacs just out looking for someone to kill or run over.
Probably someone looking to stir shit up. Could be a disgruntled ex-bus driver that got caught doing something stupid on the job.

That or it's just your typical Topix troll that loves to run their mouth.
lol

Morristown, TN

#12 Oct 4, 2012
Wait-----what wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably someone looking to stir shit up. Could be a disgruntled ex-bus driver that got caught doing something stupid on the job.
That or it's just your typical Topix troll that loves to run their mouth.
Really? I thought Topix was an open forum for discussion. So I can't make comments? By the way....what are YOU doing in this discussion. Same could be said about you! The death at Meadowview, nor the wreck in Johnson City have anything to do with speed or recklessness. When these conversations become private, you can run that mouth of yours. Until then, shut up and move on!
Wait-----what

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Oct 4, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Really? I thought Topix was an open forum for discussion. So I can't make comments? By the way....what are YOU doing in this discussion. Same could be said about you! The death at Meadowview, nor the wreck in Johnson City have anything to do with speed or recklessness. When these conversations become private, you can run that mouth of yours. Until then, shut up and move on!
Before you get all bent out of shape, I was answering the question in your post, not referring to you. You know, the question about what was the other poster's beef? Yeah....
lol

Morristown, TN

#14 Oct 4, 2012
Wait-----what wrote:
<quoted text>
Before you get all bent out of shape, I was answering the question in your post, not referring to you. You know, the question about what was the other poster's beef? Yeah....
My sincere apologies. I misunderstood what you were saying. Forgiveness requested.
Father of 5

Morristown, TN

#15 Oct 4, 2012
the conductor wrote:
<quoted text>
I rode for 4 years, and I was about his 5th pickup every morning, and nearly the last one dropped off every afternoon.
What, are you on some sort of vendetta against bus drivers? You let them worry about their business and you worry about yours, mmmkay?
My business is my kid on the bus and my family out driving while they are on the road. Let one of my kids get hurt. 70 year old women or 25 year old man I'll kill the feker right there in front of the other kids.
Review

Morristown, TN

#16 Oct 4, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither the wreck in Johnson City nor that in Morristown were attributed to anything associated with the driver. Accidents DO happen. I won't defend any bus driver who drives recklessly, speeds, or endangers the children under his/her care. But your comments have absolutely NOTHING to do with the causes of either of these ACCIDENTS. Speed was not a factor, reckless driving was not a factor, so what's your beef? I guess you believe ALL bus drivers are crazy maniacs just out looking for someone to kill or run over.
Did you actually read the charges in Johnson City. Bus driver going twice the posted speed limit. Try opening your eyes before typing next time.
Review

Morristown, TN

#17 Oct 4, 2012
Wait-----what wrote:
<quoted text>
Probably someone looking to stir shit up. Could be a disgruntled ex-bus driver that got caught doing something stupid on the job.
That or it's just your typical Topix troll that loves to run their mouth.
Wrong Yankee Troll. I am a parent of a child in this school system, and you are a Yankee troll with a foul mouth.
the conductor

Morristown, TN

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Father of 5 wrote:
<quoted text>
My business is my kid on the bus and my family out driving while they are on the road. Let one of my kids get hurt. 70 year old women or 25 year old man I'll kill the feker right there in front of the other kids.
Classy.
the conductor

Morristown, TN

#19 Oct 4, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
Please...not trying to be smart, but do you know exactly how long it takes that specific bus type/weight at a specific speed? You usually travel 3 seconds before you react and brake. Then you have to stop the behemoth. A Tennessee Driver's License Manual will provide you with the formula to determine whether your are correct. You have a bus load of screaming kids, traffic all around you, and you are expected to watch both the kids and the traffic at the same time. Seems like it's time to put another adult on the bus and take the distraction of the kids off the driver's plate.
IF you have a 3 second reaction time between your eyes and your foot, you have the reflexes of a sloth and have no business being behind the wheel of any vehicle (to include a moped). Most people have about 0.5-1 seconds of reaction time unless they are distracted.

Are you going to keep making up and feeding us this bullstuff and hope that we believe it, or do you have some facts to bring to bear in this discussion?
Wait-----what

Grand Rapids, MI

#20 Oct 5, 2012
lol wrote:
<quoted text>
My sincere apologies. I misunderstood what you were saying. Forgiveness requested.
There is nothing to forgive. Just an honest mistake. I could've been a little clearer I suppose.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Morristown Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Please tell me why you feel Donald Trump would ... 38 min Pixie_Dust 20
Weird kinks 2 hr lol 3
Who do you contact for school zoning violations? 2 hr Nope 11
Incest is the best . Who's with me? 3 hr Bachman 13
Raven relyea 4 hr LookingRoughOutThere 3
loads of bullshit at LAC 4 hr Roxy 29
David Cloar Release...Will He Reside in Morrist... 4 hr Concerned Resident 1
Wreck on 25 17 hr Oldie 25

Morristown Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Morristown Mortgages