G'Day Tim, Be VERY careful with those mirrors, we have them fitted to a couple of coaches here in Rosebud, and if you break one they are worth in excess of $1800.00 each to replace. As a former driver and now Operations supervisor, I have driven in Sydney many times, and in fact lost a mirror on Parramatta rd when a little taxi truck hit it, then the driver shrugged his shoulders, gave me the bird, then sped off. Great driving...NOT. Regards,Bill in soggy Dromana Vic.
-----Original Message----- From:TramsDownUnder@... [mailto:TramsDownUnder@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Tim Sent: Saturday, 14 July 2012 10:15 PM To:TramsDownUnder@... Subject: [TramsDownUnder] Re: Report slams Citadis design flaws
As a fellow Bus driver, (of only 5 years) I agree with your comments Chas, Our Coach has a rear view camera which is handy for parking only. On a previous bus we had a reversing camera & when it rained the spray would cloud the lens & you couldn't see a thing.
Our coach has those new 'antelope' mirrors which means they won't get wiped out as easily as the usual mirrors. also they have in built heaters & are power adjustable.
Tim, in Sydney.
--- InTramsDownUnder@..., "C. B." <brill21e@...> wrote: >
> Is it totally beyond the imagination of Yarra Trams to purchase a
> batch of good quality convex rear-view mirrors, and fit them in place
> of the useless cameras? Who in their right mind wants rear view
> cameras? Just another piece of smart-ass electronic nonsense that will
> go wrong and cause problems. As one who has held and used a bus
> driving licence for slightly over 50 years, I *know* convex mirrors
> are reliable, and as long as all mirrors are optically the same, very
> safe. If one gets broken, it is inexpensive and simple to replace. What
more do you want? >
> About cabs with no ventilation other than air conditioning -- this is
> crazy! OK, so the air conditioning fails, the driver suffers
> heat-stroke and collapses. Presumably the tram must sit where it is
> until somebody "in authority" arrives with a key to open the cab and
rescue the driver. > Fabulous!!