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TTC Drivers and thier cellphones...

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by echootje, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. echootje

    echootje TRIBE Member

    How many of you have seen drivers using thier cellphones yet? I knew it would only be a matter of time; everybody has one, I've seen only 3 drivers using them'incident'. She was driving the bus South on Ossington and TEXTING, not even talking. I was concerned, but only said something after she had to make a rapid stop to collect some passenegers I guess she saw at the last minute. I said:

    "Excuse me, do you think you could concentrate on driving rather punching letters into than your cellphone"

    Not a word from her, but she folded it up and didn't use it again. I'm a little shocked that a public servant would have the gall to do this while thier JOB is to drive people safely from destination to destination. I should have reported it and took down the details of the bus, but when I had time to do it I had lost the time/bus/driver details :(

  2. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Yes, but it's probably very difficult to get fired from a TTC job.
  3. Chaos

    Chaos TRIBE Member

    Maybe you should mind your own fucking business.

    Maybe she was texting her kid(s), or another member of the family.

    I realize they are not public servants, but have you never been in a cab whilst he was on the phone (and probably driving WAY more carelessly than her)?

    Let me guess, you've never taken a personal call at work...ever...?

    (tribe IS getting old&crusty)


    p.s. i cannot believe you are SO disappointed you didn't get this woman in shit, callous dickhead.
  4. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member


    Question -- How would you react if you were waiting at a TTC stop and the bus whipped right by you without stopping because the driver was distracted by a cellphone? Let's say you were in a hurry to get home to your kids, or to an important job interview?
  5. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    What the hell kind of reply is this?

  6. MoFo

    MoFo TRIBE Member

    I disagree. I ride the transit all day for my job and I've witnessed plenty of drivers cut off people (including myself when I was driving) and veer onto corners because they were distracted on the phone.

    They use it for safety sometimes but they already have a radio system.

    It's unsafe to put people's safety on the line.
    It has nothing to do with being old and crusty.

    People should be on their phones while driving anyway.
  7. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    what an ignorant response...you don't have to attack someone for their opinions. yeesh.
  8. Subsonic Chronic

    Subsonic Chronic TRIBE Member

    This definitely gets the award for the most ironic post of the day.
  9. basketballjones

    basketballjones TRIBE Member

    i would be pissed.....it is a given that using a cellphone while driving is bad news....lets compound it by driving a bus, downtown..
  10. echootje

    echootje TRIBE Member


    Honestly, there has to be some leniency for talking but texting is quite another matter.

    callous dickhead? LOL

    [edit] AND I think you should read the rules on the back of the cabbie's chair sometime. They state if you don't want te cabbie on the phone, or listening to music, or taking the wqrong route you as the passenger have the right to tell them to stop.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
  11. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

    maybe she was texting her dealer or at least making plans for the weekend, or maybe even filing a labour grievance with the union....
  12. stir-fry

    stir-fry TRIBE Member

  13. echootje

    echootje TRIBE Member

  14. kuba

    kuba TRIBE Member

    You're a fucking loser. Whatever happened to the days BEFORE cellphones? People PLANNED their lives more appropriately. Now its suddenly ok for her to be driving a $1M, 10+ tonne bus, full of passengers, and someone shouldnt say something out of concern because he's getting 'crusty', 'old', and should 'mind their business'?

    Its fucking idiots like you who can't see the difference between taking a call at work BEHIND A DESK and BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A BUS.

    Let me give you an equation:

    Ass - head = you'll be ok

    ass + head = keep living the stupid life

    You choose.
  15. AdRiaN

    AdRiaN TRIBE Member

    Ahhh ... so that's why my streetcar driver is always talking about "fixing the rails!"
  16. djfear

    djfear TRIBE Member

    You're absolutely right! I would also like to add to this gentleman's insightful comments that bus drivers with terminal illnesses should be able to smoke their medicinal marijuana while driving the bus as well.
  17. kyfe

    kyfe TRIBE Member

    have I told you lately that I love you?
  18. Skipper

    Skipper TRIBE Member

    What turned you into such a troll?
  19. Sunshyne Jones

    Sunshyne Jones TRIBE Member

    when part of your job as a TTC bus DRIVER is to be RESPONSIBLE for the safety of a busload of people, you should NOT be on the phone, texting or otherwise.

    i think echootje did the right thing saying something for sure, and i think it would be worth reporting if the driver hadn't stopped.
  20. Sunshyne Jones

    Sunshyne Jones TRIBE Member

    besides, way worse could happen if the bus driver is distracted, than simply missing a stop.
  21. litespeed

    litespeed Well-Known TRIBEr

    I'm with Chaos on this!

    so fuck all y'all, bitches!!
  22. Sunshyne Jones

    Sunshyne Jones TRIBE Member

    :rolleyes: to both of you then
  23. litespeed

    litespeed Well-Known TRIBEr


    right back at'cha
  24. Galactic Phantom

    Galactic Phantom TRIBE Member

    Texting isn't that hard if you have T9 on, I don't see why everyone is freaking out.
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2005
  25. Beer babe

    Beer babe TRIBE Member

    let the trolling of the trolls commence! :D

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