Update 12th January Jan 15, 2018 8:29:51 GMT via mobile
Post by sid on Jan 15, 2018 8:29:51 GMT
I feel like this has been implemented on the recommendation of TFL's lawyers to fend off any lawsuits. Clearly bus drivers should wait if an elderly or disabled person is making their way to a seat - from my experience the vast majority do wait. Everyone else I have no sympathy for. Buses move, thats what they do! When you board a bus you should anticipate it moving off at any time and therefore be holding or be near a handrail at all times.
What about traffic lights? Should a message be played when the lights turn green and the bus moves off? The same when a bus moves after having been in a line of traffic.
A lot of passengers wear headphones these days so they won't hear the message anyway.
Lol, at enviroPB's papercut comment. Perhaps we should have "Beware of sharp edge" printed all round the sides of a sheet of paper! A papercut is not trivial, technically you could get sepsis from one.
The announcement isn't going to increase accidents so I don't see it being removed, whether it can be linked to the closing of the doors is another matter. I don't see what the big deal is really, it's only because it was mentioned on here that I've made a point of listening for it otherwise I probably wouldn't have noticed it and I don't suppose most other passengers do? It's a bit like notices telling passengers to remain seated whilst the bus is in motion, few people take any notice but it covers the operator in the event of an accident.