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Australian bus drivers “fear for their lives”

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in All news, Bus, Employment, Occupational health and safety, Oceania, Safety, Security, Services |

[/media-credit] an Australian bus

Public bus drivers in Queensland and New South Wales are facing so many threats to their safety on night shifts that many are in fear of their lives.

So says an ABC News report, citing the Australian Transport Workers Union.

The report quotes the union’s passenger transport co-ordinator, Bob Giddens, as saying:

“It’s getting to the stage now where drivers are sort of leaving in the morning, wondering if they’re going to be next.

“When you return into the depot and you’ve heard of an attack – which you do because of the radio – all you hear is that somebody has been attacked.

“You don’t necessarily know who it is or how severe the attack has been, so you’re constantly in fear of not only your own life but also the life of the guys you work with.”

For more resources on urban bus safety, check out the resources on our Services page, here.

 

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