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Beating up the bus driver

By johnboy - 13 May 2013 25

ACT Policing have arrested and charged an 18-year-old Queanbeyan man and three teenagers following the assault of a bus driver in Russell on Saturday (May 11).

Around 3.40pm, police responded to a report that a Deanes bus driver had been assaulted.

The bus driver was assaulted on the bus and again outside of the vehicle, after he climbed out of the bus onto the road.

The 18-year-old man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Friday, May 17 charged with assault causing actual bodily harm and property damage.

The three teenagers will face the ACT Children’s Court this morning charged with the same offences.

Anyone who witnessed the assault in Parkes is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via www.act.crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously.

[Courtesy ACT Policing]

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Beating up the bus driver
carnardly 12:51 pm 13 May 13
Paul0075 12:37 pm 13 May 13

Conan of Cooma said :

Does he drive for Deanes? No sympathy if that’s the case. I encounter Deanes drivers all the time and they are a menace on the road. Chatting to one Action driver and he advised that if you can’t get a job in NSW as a bus driver or truckie for whatever reason then Deanes will ALWAYS take you on.

No he doesn’t drive for Deanes. Either way I don’t think I share your attitude towards being violent towards the drivers of Deanes buses because of their driving ability. Perhaps some words, times, dates and vehicle numbers directed to the management would achieve a more civilised approach to improving the quality of driving.

Martlark 11:13 am 13 May 13

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

Just sayin.. time to change your handle from a_cog to a_nob.

Skidd Marx 11:13 am 13 May 13

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

A_Cok might be a more appropriate moniker in your case.

dungfungus 11:08 am 13 May 13

Innovation said :

dungfungus said :

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

That’s $2.52 plus subsidy from ACT Ratepayers. The real cost is $7.00.
Capital cost of ACTION bus = $700,000. Capital cost of DBL bus = $200,000. Both buses get to their destinations in the same time.
No such thing as a free bus.

Isn’t the ACTION subsidy ratio five to one …. so it might actually be around $12.60.

You are probably right. Sobering, isn’t it?

thebrownstreak69 11:05 am 13 May 13

What a shame they were caught in the ACT.

If they’d been caught in Queanbeyan they would be facing an actual penalty for this incident.

What a pack of mongrels.

johnboy 10:56 am 13 May 13

No sympathy at all?

Charming as ever.

Innovation 10:53 am 13 May 13

dungfungus said :

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

That’s $2.52 plus subsidy from ACT Ratepayers. The real cost is $7.00.
Capital cost of ACTION bus = $700,000. Capital cost of DBL bus = $200,000. Both buses get to their destinations in the same time.
No such thing as a free bus.

Isn’t the ACTION subsidy ratio five to one …. so it might actually be around $12.60.

Conan of Cooma 10:52 am 13 May 13

Paul0075 said :

My cousin is a bus driver, and I worry about this kind of thing happening to him as well.

Sadly there’s an element of our community who see bus drivers, taxi drivers and so on as an easy target for not just cash but for someone to punch on with or worse.

Whilst we may be critical of the job standard some of these guys have, they perform an essential service to our communities and deserve to be safe in their workplace.

Drivers should be able to start and end the workday without threats to their health. Yes there are risks in these kinds of jobs, but those of us with a decent moral fibre don’t go around assaulting people for the hell of it and public transport drivers should not have to go to work expecting to get belted.

Does he drive for Deanes? No sympathy if that’s the case. I encounter Deanes drivers all the time and they are a menace on the road. Chatting to one Action driver and he advised that if you can’t get a job in NSW as a bus driver or truckie for whatever reason then Deanes will ALWAYS take you on.

MrPC 10:38 am 13 May 13

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

It went up from $7.20 to $8 last year.

Duffbowl 10:29 am 13 May 13

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

So, if we extend that logic, the more you pay for a service, the more likely it is that an assault will occur?

dungfungus 10:17 am 13 May 13

A_Cog said :

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

That’s $2.52 plus subsidy from ACT Ratepayers. The real cost is $7.00.
Capital cost of ACTION bus = $700,000. Capital cost of DBL bus = $200,000. Both buses get to their destinations in the same time.
No such thing as a free bus.

A_Cog 9:54 am 13 May 13

That’s what you get when Deane’s charge $7 to Civic, but the ACTION service from Fyshwick is only $2.52

Just sayin….

magiccar9 9:42 am 13 May 13

3:40pm bus route in Russell… and nobody else was on the bus?
Surely other passengers would have been able to help out the driver, or at least assist police.

Paul0075 9:29 am 13 May 13

My cousin is a bus driver, and I worry about this kind of thing happening to him as well.

Sadly there’s an element of our community who see bus drivers, taxi drivers and so on as an easy target for not just cash but for someone to punch on with or worse.

Whilst we may be critical of the job standard some of these guys have, they perform an essential service to our communities and deserve to be safe in their workplace.

Drivers should be able to start and end the workday without threats to their health. Yes there are risks in these kinds of jobs, but those of us with a decent moral fibre don’t go around assaulting people for the hell of it and public transport drivers should not have to go to work expecting to get belted.

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