Originally Posted by High Center Hancho
You understand the average commute time for a bus route is an hour to an hour and a half under normal driving conditions. So using your logic and driving slow, you can double and triple the bus time. Knowing that a bus needs more room to stop even under dry condition due to the weight of the vehicle, imagine what the stopping distance would be on VERY icy roads? Combine that with uneven grades and you have a very dangerous situation. You really want your kids riding around in a 4 ton shit missile without the ability to stop or navigate turns? You are a smart guy, but you are not using your head on this one buddy
I rode the bus, everyday, from my parents house all the way into town on a dirt road, about 8 miles exactly. I was on the bus the day it spun out and went into the ditch on a big hill by my parents, we all lived, none of us even got hurt.
I rode the bus when they had to use their chains to get down the roads.
12 years of riding the bus down one of the worst roads in our school district, 1 spin out....
It's not about the buses, they used to use delayed starts, main roads only, etc. You can get your kid to the main road, if you don't trust the bus drive your kid all the way to school (that's what I would have done today).....
It's not about the roads, its about the fact that they close school anytime there is some sort of difficulty in life....it's just like the average kid at school, homework is easy, he does it, homework gets hard, cancel school their's 3" of hard homework on the road.....