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Post time 2018-11-5 16:50:04 |Display all floors

(CGTN) The bus plunge accident last week in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality, which has left 15 people killed, has been a trending topic on Chinese social media last week.


It was revealed that the accident was caused by a passenger attacking the bus driver, who reacted by fighting back. To avoid similar incidents from happening again, the Public Transportation Group of eastern Nanjing City introduced a security partition on Saturday to protect bus drivers against any passenger abuse while driving.


Nanjing will arrange around 8,000 buses in the city to be equipped with partition doors, according to People's Daily's Weibo site.



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Post time 2018-11-5 16:50:43 |Display all floors

The Chongqing bus crash killed fifteen people last week ‍that was caused by an angry passenger attacking the driver. The onsite rescue operation following the accident. ‍ /VCG Photo



Although the Chongqing bus crash occurred on October 28, people were still shocked after the authorities released security footage after recovering the vehicle's black box. In the footage, a female passenger was seen to ask the bus driver to let her off after she missed the stop. She started attacking the driver with her mobile phone after the driver refused to stop. The driver later reacted fighting back at the passenger, and, as a result, lost control of the bus and the vehicle plunged off a bridge into the Yangtze River, with all on board.


In addition, Nanjing authorities also set an award for bus drivers who remain calm, does not get angry or react over any passenger abuse. Such drivers would be rewarded, with cash. Some other places such as eastern Anhui Province have followed suit.


Nanjing's new safety measures have sparked thousands of netizens' comments. Some agreed with the use of the partition door, while others think it dangerous as the driver could be under mental stress while driving inside.


Fewer people support the idea of the so-called “grievance award.” Many criticized that it's unfair for the drivers not to defend themselves when facing abuse.


“Bus drivers are also people, people who work in the service industry, not in the maltreatment industry!” wrote one netizen.


“The bus company should record the troublemakers and blacklist them. We should established a system like the one used on high-speed railway or airlines where passengers need to swipe their public transport cards or ID cards as a way to identify themselves, so as to guarantee safety,” suggested another.

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Post time 2018-11-6 17:25:27 |Display all floors
I like it.

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Post time 2018-11-7 07:45:38 |Display all floors
"Nanjing authorities also set an award for bus drivers who remain calm"

This won't solve the problem.
Just this morning CCTV2 news show a drunk passenger who attack a bus driver, and what is so laughable about the issue is the man got a 200RMB fine and 9 days in police custody.
As long as China's law is so lenient, this will stay a problem.
Why not a 5000RMB fine, that will even let a drunk person think twice.   
Human lives mean little when those in the WEST see a bigger gain through war

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Post time 2018-11-7 13:44:56 |Display all floors
"In addition, Nanjing authorities also set an award for bus drivers who remain calm, does not get angry or react over any passenger abuse"

It's unfair to expect bus drivers who are physically abused to remain calm and take the beatng from violent  passengers!  The better thing for the authorities to do is to severely punish passengers who interfere with the work of the drivers, such as a long prison term!!

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that's not the way to solve this kind of problem ..

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Dracarys Post time: 2018-11-11 11:30
that's not the way to solve this kind of problem ..

The Chinese authorities have very weird and simplistic ways of dealing with offenders and law breakers; their penalties are so light they are a joke.  Serious traffic offenders are given a fine of 200 yuan and sometimes a few demerit points; where is the deterrent effect?  Just today CCTV reported two motorists driving against the flow of traffic on the highway( very serious and very dangerous to all roadusers) and they were fined 200 yuan and a few demerit points!!  What a joke.  In developed countries, such offenders would have been thrown behind bars and slapped with a hefty fine!

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