‘Someone will die’: Abuse of bus drivers rampant

It comes as most current Transport Workers’ Union SA/NT figures showed 95 for every cent of Adelaide Metro bus drivers confronted verbal abuse in 2019, and above a quarter seasoned actual physical abuse.

Following the assault on a driver in Paralowie on Wednesday evening, the union named on the Condition Federal government to put in entirely enclosed glass and cage screens in buses.

The governing administration put in $2.five million on modest protective screens for drivers, but Transport Workers’ Union SA/NT department secretary Ian Smith reported they ended up not great plenty of because drivers ended up even now “living in fear” about assaults that had turn into “all as well common”.

He reported the enclosed screens had been productively executed in Darwin, and preferred them rolled out in Adelaide.

“Since that has been in place in Darwin, there has been no actual physical assaults on drivers because of that … Read More