How useful is a safety message if it comes after the fact? Londoners are asking themselves this very question.
Transport for London implemented a new word of warning that announces the bus is about to move. Commuters have made a note that the warning comes a solid 20- 30 seconds after the bus lurches back into motion, rendering it as rather useless.
People have taken to social media to share their thoughts and even videos of the late warning that comes on after-the-fact. Transport for London has maintained that this is a trial period which might mean resolving the error of timing on their part. Perhaps? Hopefully?
Some people are thankful for the precaution, like people who are visually impaired. Especially for their sake, however, a warning that comes on at the right time would be useful.
So TFL buses now (repeatedly) announce “please hold on, the bus is about to move”.— reubs (@ReubenArthur) January 14, 2018
Ngl, if you get into a bus and aren’t anticipating movement, maybe you deserve to fall.
Please hold on the bus is about to move Please hold on the bus is about to move Please hold on the bus is about to move Please hold on the bus is about to move Please hold on the bus is about to move Please hold on the bus is about to move PLEASE HOLD ON THE BUS IS ABOUT TO MOVE— Nathan Wade (@natewade87) January 13, 2018
when I close my eyes to sleep at night, all I'm gonna hear is "please hold on, the bus is about to move"— Izi (@iziieva) January 12, 2018
I have just searched Twitter for the words "please hold on the bus is about to move".— Alix Mortimer (@alixmortimer) January 13, 2018
I estimate bloody revolution within eight days.
Will the busses get ahold of their timing and correct this issue? Stay tuned to find out.
H/T - Twitter