In the Jan. 10 article "Bus Driver Suspended for Hitting Utility Pole, Driving Away" the PG reported that "a bus driver for the Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority was suspended without pay for three days after striking a utility pole in Downtown Pittsburgh and leaving the scene." After investigation, charges were not filed against the bus driver because no damages were found on the utility pole.
I drive through Downtown Pittsburgh twice a week and noticed the sharp turns buses have to make. While the majority successfully complete the task, the biggest cause of buses not making the turn are the cars stopped past the white line in opposing traffic.
I'm not blaming opposing traffic for this incident, but if laws were followed, accident rates would drop considerably. I believe the risks and dangers of driving are overlooked, and many people fail to point a finger at themselves.