In all seriousness this is shocking as all drivers should be well aware of the need to stop behind a stopping or stopped tram.
Melbourne tram near misses: Nearly 600 passengers hit in two months
Shouldn't that read "600 passengers nearly hit in two months"?Also, for them to be passengers, they need to be on the tram. So how were they nearly hit? Or were they pedestrians, or intending passengers? ????
(or totally rephrased.)
Pretty certain that one still has a safety zone.I believe they also need to touch on their Myki to be passengers. There is no mid-road stop in the free tram zone.
Almost. I believe there is one mid-road stop at the corner of Flinders Lane and William Street on Route 58 in the West Coburg-bound direction only.
Why there are no cameras to catch these bastards and have their drivers licence permanently removed from them, I will never know.
The opposite problem sometimes occurs at Essendon Depot when a tram stops for a crew change.As also East Preston Depot when the stationary tram is in the middle of Plenty Road.
Trams stops, driver alights and wanders off into the depot leaving tram in the middle of Mount Alexander Road stationary, unattended and with door mounted stop signs displayed.
Traffic stops and is forced to eventually creep past (legally or otherwise I know not).
Not to worry new driver eventually arrives .................
Depending on the actual provision of each depot, it might be more workable to car in and out instead of driver change. This operation takes up the same amount of trams (usually one) as a "transport car".OK, but please bear with me as I am not a tram passenger.