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Video of the Day: Rider rage on the B62

by Benjamin Kabak

Just last week, I highlighted the tale of a Bronx woman who assaulted a bus driver when her dog was refused entry to the Bx9. Today, another video of rider rage directed toward a bus driver is making the rounds. This one originated on FiPS and features some graphic language. Be forewarned.

According to FiPS, the bus driver had asked the lady to turn down her music after she started playing it through her phone’s speaker. We’ve all been subjected to loud music on trains, and this is why few people ever ask rude and inconsiderate passengers to turn down the volume. Take a look:

The bus driver probably shouldn’t engage in an insult match with passengers, but there is absolutely no excusing this lady’s behavior.

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Matt June 27, 2011 - 4:32 pm

And she didn’t even use the rear door!

AK June 28, 2011 - 11:06 am


The automated message was a hilarious interruption of their shouting match.

ferryboi June 27, 2011 - 4:42 pm

Remind me Ben why I should ride the bus to work instead of driving? 😉

Rob June 27, 2011 - 4:55 pm

Oh man, I love the driver’s comeback right at the end, “I don’t wanna damage the bus with your fat ass!”

SEAN June 27, 2011 - 6:19 pm

Besides if the bus gets damaged, the cost to repare comes out of the drivers paycheck. Just wait till the union gets word of that one. LOL

Mad Park June 27, 2011 - 10:47 pm

“The bus driver probably shouldn’t engage in an insult match” but the driver and the passengers have Every Right to expect a ride free from that kind of individual’s music and language. Transit Police, Dispatchers, Supervisors should be on call in all neighborhoods to combat boorish behavior of this type. As a civilized (?) society we cannot afford to continue to ignore this any more than we ignore graffiti.

Andrew June 28, 2011 - 10:26 pm

I’ve never seen the police enforce this sort of rule. Why not?

Jeff July 12, 2011 - 12:50 pm

“As a civilized (?) society we cannot afford to continue to ignore this any more than we ignore graffiti.”

Graffiti is one of the oldest art forms known to human beings. It is also the largest worldwide, and can be found anywhere on the globe. Moreover, graffiti is in the cultural DNA of NYC and people around the world over recognize NYC for its urban aesthetic of street art.

An angry woman yelling at a driver is either the result of a bad day or another case of a person who thinks its acceptable to play music when others do not want to hear it, or any other number of things.

Try to understand the difference next time.

Chris G June 28, 2011 - 7:55 am

The driver is white so he’s a racist. Is it any wonder I hate people?

Andrew D. Smith June 28, 2011 - 11:09 am

The shame of this is that no one in the bus stood up for the driver. The only way society can enforce politeness as a norm is for individuals to demand it en masse. If you’re not willing to tell someone to turn music off, then you deserve to have others walk all over you.

ferryboi June 28, 2011 - 11:15 am

Considering the number of shootings and stabbing on city buses, particularly in Brooklyn, I’d be loathe to tell some ghetto queen to lower her mini boombox. As much as it may annoy me, I still prefer getting home alive.

Evan June 28, 2011 - 12:14 pm

I completely agree as much as I would love to tell them off.

Bob Boshon June 30, 2011 - 1:45 am

this video makes me sick. People like this need to learn how to act in a civilized society.


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