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Company Equips Buses With Emergency Bricks

samzenpus posted more than 5 years ago | from the put-your-seat-up-and-grab-your-brick dept.

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As long as you travel on a select few of Harbin Public Transport Company's buses, you won't have to worry about breaking a window to escape a potentially deadly crash anymore. The company has equipped each bus with two yellow emergency bricks for passengers to use to break windows. A safety hammer used to be provided but they were stolen frequently because everyone can use a good hammer. "We don't think anybody will be interested in stealing bricks," a spokesman said. The company plans on putting bricks on all 700 of its buses if the customer feedback is smashing.

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Won't steal bricks? (1)

BigHungryJoe (737554) | more than 4 years ago | (#28762273)

We don't think anybody will be interested in stealing bricks

Think again. People will steal them just because you think people won't be interested in stealing them.

Re:Won't steal bricks? (1)

snl2587 (1177409) | more than 4 years ago | (#28763885)

And because they're pretty awesome-looking bricks.

Re:Won't steal bricks? (1)

DavidAlanChapman (1386217) | more than 5 years ago | (#28764875)

I would take a bus to steal a sweet brick like that

Driving lessons (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28764571)

Instead of spending money on bricks, why not spent it on driving lessons?

Re:Driving lessons (1)

RockDoctor (15477) | more than 5 years ago | (#28767561)

Instead of spending money on bricks, why not spent it on driving lessons?

Probably they've discovered that many of their accidents are the result of other drivers hitting their vehicles from the sides or the rear, or trying to drive through them from the front when the bus is immobile in heavy traffic.

It's an near certainty that your own driving is not up to the standard necessary for getting a PCV license. If you are a PCV license-holder, you'l not have made this comment since you'd know just how difficult it is to drive one of these 15-long, 3m-wide on a road full of morons who can't handle a 3m.x.2m personal conveyance.
(No, I'm not a PCV driver myself, but I have several friends who are.One has recently spent 8 months on gardening leave because of another driver's actions.)

back of the bus (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 5 years ago | (#28767575)

What are those guys in the background doing? it looks like they are holding something (or someone) down

Re:back of the bus (1)

MRe_nl (306212) | more than 5 years ago | (#28767983)

Installing blick numbel two?

"The bricks, painted yellow with "emergency use" written on both sides, are stored under the driver's seat and under a rear seat."

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