Metrobus Madness

So has anyone determined yet what type of extra training the Metrobus drivers are going to have to complete because of the recent accidents and fatalities since the beginning of the year?

This subject came to mind just this morning as I was driving along M Street and bus #4322 (DC license plate number B37176) ran a red light, turned on its left signal, careened into the right lane and then returned to the center lane. The swerving was apparently to avoid a large mass of air particles. Nothing else was in the way.

Whatever the extra training might or might not entail, I think this driver could certainly benefit from it. Granted, I did not see a collision, but that is more likely due to chance than strategy in this case.

3 Comments so far

  1. Mik (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 9:57 am

    No idea, but I was almost run off the road, and by run off the road I mean I had to swerve into oncoming traffic along M Street last night as a Georgetown University bus turning from 34th street onto M Strett and then onto the Key Bridge decided that he needed both lanes to drive.

  2. Katherine (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 11:41 am

    Send this info to Metro, especially since you’ve got the bus number, location, time & license plate! (A Dr. Gridlock column from Jan 2006 says the number to contact is (202) 637-1328.)

  3. Carl Weaver (unregistered) on March 29th, 2007 @ 1:09 pm

    I used their web form, but thanks for the reminder and the information on how to call this type of thing in!

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