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BUS DRIVER WHO POINTED MIDDLE FINGER AT CAR DRIVER WAS PROVOKED – SBS TRANSIT

A video previously emerged online showing an SBS bus driver pointing a middle finger at another driver before driving off, following a road dispute.

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Grace Wu, the Vice President of Customer Experience ad Communications, said that they have investigated the incident and that the other driver who shared the video didn’t “fully reflect what transpired at the traffic junction”.

The other driver alleged that the bus driver was driving dangerously, not giving way to an elderly pedestrian who was crossing and reacted angrily when confronted and challenged the car driver to meet him at the Hougang bus depot where he would be waiting.

Wu denied the allegations against the bus driver and said that based on CCTV footage from the bus, the bus captain had stopped at the pedestrian crossing to give way to a pedestrian.

She added that the car driver then moved in front of the bus and “for reasons not obvious to us,” repeatedly braked without warnings “although there were no traffic conditions ahead that required him to do so.”

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The car driver also insulted the bus captain, resulting in an exchange between both parties.

Wu added that despite this, the bus captain should have behaved differently and they will counsel and train him to do better.

Recap

A SBS Transit driver was seen in a video having an altercation with another driver and he was heard shouting and later seen point the middle finger before driving off.

The incident took place along Hougang Avenue 4 on Aug 17 at about 0915HRS.

The driver was seen driving closed to construction workers who were doing road works.

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Shortly after the bus driver was seen moving at a zebra crossing despite the two elderly pedestrians that are trying to cross. (In a driving test, this would be an immediate failure)

A road user confronted the driver, but the bus driver defended against his actions and started shouting, he even points his middle finger before driving off.

The man who submitted the video to SG Road Vigilante said: “Driver from SBS Transit showing middle finger and dangerous driving squeezing worker at the roadside and failed to give way to elderly pedestrian crossing.”

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