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Bus drivers reporting around one serious abuse issue a week

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Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 10:12am
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)
(Photo / Jason Oxenham)

Bus drivers reporting around one serious abuse issue a week

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Wed, 12 Jan 2022, 10:12am

Thanking the bus driver may be a thing of the past for some kiwi commuters.  

Drivers across the country are copping abuse both verbally and physically - and calling for more security and support. 

Tramways Union President Gary Froggatt told Tim Dower drivers are now reporting around one serious incident a week, but more minor issues are becoming constant. 

He says some passengers aren't wanting to wear masks, pay fares, and even attack each other on the bus. 

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