I've called twice to comment on some of these drivers less than favorable actions. The first incident was about 4 weeks ago. I was crossing the crosswalk at the corner of Spring Garden & South heading towards Eastlink with my Son in his very big and colorful chariot stroller and the bus driver proceeded to come through the crosswalk with us halfway through! He had to lay on his brakes pretty quick! I phoned in and complained, this happened around 5pm. It happened so fast and I was in a state of wanting to tell the driver a piece of my mind I didn't have time to get the bus #. Metro Transit took my complaint and that was that. They gave me a reference # but I didn't have a pen with me.
The second incident was last week when I was walking to work around 3pm. Again Spring Garden and South. Two men were walking across the crosswalk towards Eastlink and bus #17 St. Mary's was putting the petal to the metal, when the two gentlemen I saw were again right in the middle of the crosswalk and the bus driver had to brake hard and pretty much on their asses! The two gentlemen heard all of this happening and simultaneously turned around and were shocked to a standstill of what was so loudly & abruptly stopped right behind them... I continued to walk but saw them trying to get the number of the bus by taking pics with their phone. I phoned in to make another complaint on their behalf and everybody else who has and will be in the line of their hazardous driving and rushing to get no where fast. It is crazy how confident they are when people are in plain sight crossing the sidewalk and it is their right of way. I have yet to hear any call backs, looks like Metro Transit has their hands full of people commenting and calling in on their own safety and others. Where do these bus drivers get off on trying to bully people walking when it is there right of way? Where do they get their license? Who teaches them and do they get a suspension if they are caught driving irresponsibly? Brutal!!!
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