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Vietnamese cop clings to wipers of speeding bus

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Transportation, Videos,

Vietnamese police bus driver

Normally, people in the States have respect for authority and listen to them for the most part. But apparently in Asia, that is optional.

When Vietnamese traffic lieutenant Nguyen Manh Phan attempted to pull over a bus driver heading the wrong way down the street, the driver decided to flee instead of pulling over.

So what’s a foot officer left to do? Well, he jumped onto the front of the bus, of course. The officer positioned himself and held on for dear life as the driver continued on his route. The bus eventually pulled over, but not before the incident was caught on tape. Check out the video for yourself.

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Brake-testing the SuperBus in the snow

Posted by Andrey Malskiy Categories: Science, Transportation, Videos,

Superbus Gullwing doors

We all know metro buses to be fairly dull and boring, but a group of student engineers from Holland figured that this isn't how buses have to be. From there, the SuperBus concept was born. Although the SuperBus does not follow a set route, you can send it a text message with your location, and it’ll come pick you up. The bus runs on electricity, features 16 gullwing doors, and is set to run about 155 miles before charging is needed.

So what do you do when it snows in the Netherlands? Whip the SuperBus out and conduct more testing! Check the video out after the jump.

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Lisbon Bus With GPS

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: GPS, Transportation,

Lisbon GPSClever Spain has installed GPS navigation systems in buses that go from the airport to the Lisbon’s center. One is placed in the front and one is in the middle of the vehicle. Partially designed for the driver, riders can see a list of stops on the way there. We guess the only problem is that the signal can be lost in case of a narrow street or going through a tunnel. We hope other cities adopt this idea for travelers who are navigationally challenged.

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Calm Before the Storm

Posted by Monica Edwards Categories: Alijah, Family, Humor, Personal,

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Alijah started preschool on Monday. This will have been the third school he has attended in his short span of 3 years of being-- oh, my bad, 3 and 3/4 years. The first school he attended was a private clinic mainly for children with developmental delays, and it was a wonderful place that we still miss. The teachers and therapists there were very patient, loving, and nurturing and it is the place that helped Alijah to begin to walk at the ripe old age of 28 months when most children his age had been running circles around him for months. It was a place very focused on setting a routine for the kids and Alijah became accustomed to that and to the friends he was making for the first time. He learned how to sing songs, and use more sign language than what we were teaching him at home to communicate as he barely spoke when he started there, and when he turned 3 he graduated from that school because they only treat children under 3 years of age. We then enrolled him into a public school curriculum, yet still a class that was centered around developmentally delayed children his age, as Alijah still has some speech and social delays. This school and his last school were like night and day to us. The teachers were all great, but it seemed as if they did not have as much time to give the kids the one on one attention we had grown accustomed to. I am sure the private funding in the school he came from made all the difference but to a 3 year old, that doesn't add up to a whole lotta' beans. He was used to things a certain way so it took him a while to get adjusted to the kids and new routines. Besides that fact, this was a whole new class with a whole set of new germs so Alijah was out of school more than he was in class due to catching one thing or another every other week---no exaggeration.

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