A quick-thinking school bus driver in Oklahoma saved the life of a five-year-old passenger when she dislodged a coin from the boy's throat with the Heimlich maneuver.
Gerald Briggs drives a bus, just like hundreds if not thousands of people across the country. But unlike most bus drivers, the man who goes by the nickname of "Red" is a nonagenerian. That's right: he's 90 years old, and still drives a school bus, just as he has for the last 30 years and then some.
Alexi Volkov, a Russian bus driver known as "The Punisher," doesn't tolerate anyone who cuts him off while he's on the job. Rather than attempting to take evasive maneuvers, Volkov simply lets his bus roll into the offending party's vehicle. He boasts that he's been involved in over 100 accidents and posts dash-cam videos of the collisions to YouTube. Somewhat miraculously, his employer doesn't seem concerned with his driving record, and Volkov says so long as the accidents aren't his fault and
How safe are busses? It's a good question, and one that the United States Department of Transportation is mulling over after revising work hour regulations for truckers and airline pilots earlier this month. Bus drivers are next on the list, as the USDOT is seeking public comment on allowable on-duty time, according to Bloomberg.
Passengers on a bus put a lot of faith in the person behind the wheel. A bus driver will shuttle many folks in his or her daily routine, and it's that person's job to make sure people get where they're going safely. One passenger on a Canadian bus line recently managed to capture a driver doing just the opposite.