Why bus stops are usually established at corners or intersections?
• There are several reasons for this:
• Students are generally taught to cross at coroners rather than in the middle of a street. Traffic controls, such as stoplights or signs are located at corners.
• This tends to slow down motorists at corners and they tend to be more cautious as they approach intersections.
• The motoring public generally expects school buses to stop at corners rather than individual houses.
• Impatient motorists are less likely to pass buses at corners than along a street.
• In the winter, salting and sanding is usually done at corners, providing safer stopping for buses and cars. Bus drivers, especially substitutes, can locate corner stops easily, and do not need to search for individual house numbers.
• Corner stops or central points, allow for consistency from year to year.