The suspect, who appeared to be in her late teens, wanted to get off the Route 62 bus at a location that was not a stop, Gibbons said. The driver proceeded to the nearest stop and the passenger sprayed him as she got off on Rice Street at Maryland Avenue, he said. It happened just before 10 p.m. on Friday.
Granted, this isn’t my bus line, but it’s in my area, and I could totally see this happening on my route. People are getting more and more vebally abusive of drivers and fellow passengers, and everyone is too scared to stand up to the hecklers. I’ve been both the hecklee and one of the people too frightened to say anything.
A few days back, a mother was walloping her child with a shoe and everyone looked the other way. People spew every vile and filthy word known to man, everyone looks the other way. People blast their cruddy music, everyone looks the other way. People deal drugs, everyone look the other way.
But, it could be worse. On AbuS’ bus line to work, the police actually ride along, as there have been so many problems. He’s thinking of asking them to do the same on the route to our house.
I ride the bus for a number of reasons. One, it’s cheaper than driving. Two, it’s better for the environment. And three, it affords me 2 hours each day to listen to my ipod and read. But, if I have to risk my safety, I may have to start driving.