12/31/10 123 W - + 14 - 4 When Irresistible Force Meets Immovable Object

Shamelessly swiped from Statter911, who posted this video of a New York City transit bus driver seemingly unwilling to move over (or at least get moving) for FDNY Engine 276. Keep an eye on his posted version, as the user comments ought to be good. And for those riding trucks with electronic sirens, does watching this one get you thinking about reaching for the microphone?

Talk about tough times, the Big Apple's been bruised this week with snow-clearing issues. Massive delays and outright closures on streets, on subway lines, and at airports. Accusations of slowdown tactics by the plow operators, in retribution for budget cuts. And just general outrage, as this New York Times article historically reviews.

after watching the Video, the Bus Driver should be fired. the fire fighters even goty out of the rig and told him twice to move the bus. common courtesy says get out of the way of Emergency Apparatus. In fact here in NC it is a state law that says you have to pull to the right and let them pass as long as they have their Emergency Lights activated.
charlie - 12/31/10 - 15:21

To add to the mess, the mandatory furlough days the state governments enacted just happen to fall on Monday, the day after the blizzard.

I drove up to NJ on Sunday during the blizzard, had the joy of shoveling around 30” of snow Monday morning. With the budget crunch, the governing bodies put mandatory days off without pay into action. It just happened that one of those days was Monday. My Honda Accord made it the 13.5 hours (usually 7.5 hours), 15 mph was the top speed by everyone on the NJ Turnpike, all the way until a block away from my brothers house where I “ran aground” on an unplowed street. I’ll send some pics, hopefully Mikey will post them.

It figures the one year I don’t have 4wd, I need it!! Anyone want to buy an Accord?
Silver - 01/01/11 - 20:17

15mph top speed on a NJ turnpike? But the yanks are always telling the hicks that they know how to drive on the stuff. Ha!
RescueRanger - 01/01/11 - 21:28

Trust me, that was all you could do. Heavy snow with 50/60 mph winds made it very, very difficult.
Silver - 01/02/11 - 00:21

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