You Are A Car, I Am A Bus: Your Move

, , , , | Legal | February 3, 2019

My stepmom is a bus driver. One day she’s driving in a village where she has to make a tight right-hand turn into a one-way street. While she’s halfway into this manoeuvre a car comes down this one-way street, completely ignoring all road traffic legislations.

The driver, a man, is signing to my stepmom that she needs to get out of his way. But my stepmom has seen this behaviour many times before and isn’t going to reverse the bus. She’s inching forward while this man does the same. Soon they are bumper to bumper. The man starts honking and getting more and more aggravated.

My stepmom turns off the bus engine and tells the passengers they’re going to be a bit late.

The passengers are fine with it, telling my stepmom she can take as long as she needs.

The man gets out of the car and begins banging on the window. My stepmom calls the traffic controller asking them to call the police. By now, the road in which the back of the bus still is is completely blocked with cars, a few tractors, and a truck. The truck driver goes to check what’s the problem.

He tells the driver of the car, that’s by now trying to get into the bus, that he has to move. The man starts lunging at the truck driver. Police arrive and the man immediately tries to hit them, too. He’s arrested on the spot. A policeman moves the car and my stepmom, with all passengers, can move on.

She later heard the man thought the rules didn’t apply to him and it wasn’t the first time he’d done this. He lost his driver’s license over this latest episode and he had to pay a fine to the truck driver for assault.

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