The ABC reports today that an ACTION bus driver kicked 15 students from Telopea Park School off a bus.
Apparently he was not pleased with their behaviour, though there is no indication of whether the behaviour was criminal or dangerous to the driver or other passengers.
It seems that in survey after survey in Australia’s capital cities, anti-social behaviour by some passengers is a chief complaint among public transport users.
So is bus travel for students really a right that can’t be negated by their behaviour?
Shouldn’t the safety and enjoyment of fellow passengers be paramount?
Was the driver wrong, or was he just teaching them an important lesson?