Road rage page on Barrington Street bus

Metro Transit driver displays reading while driving skills.

I caught the #41 bus in to downtown from Dartmouth this morning. I was heading to the Truth & Reconciliation meeting at the convention centre, but I wanted to grab a cup of coffee at Just Us so stayed on the bus when it stopped at the Scotia Square stop. Typically, the bus waits a couple of minutes at that stop, and the driver started reading an advertising circular while he waited. But, then, when he drove off, he continued reading the circular, with it propped up on the steering wheel. He carried on in this fashion through two blocks and two stoplights, on the busiest street downtown. (If any Metro Transit managers care, this was bus #980, route 41, picture taken at 10:02am, on Barrington Street.)

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