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East China city creates 'guardian' seat to safeguard bus drivers [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2018-11-28 14:41:41 |Display all floors
A "guardian" seat has been introduced on some buses in Qingdao City of east China's Shandong Province, as its latest effort to ensure safe driving on public transport.

The special seat, usually set on the first row behind the driver's seat with a sign saying "guardian" on the back, has been arranged on buses along four lines in Qingdao since last Thursday, to prevent outbursts between passengers and drivers, which may hinder the safety of all on the bus.


Passengers who choose to take the seat are assumed to voluntarily shoulder the responsibility of stopping the driver from being distracted by quarrels or violence from other passengers while they are driving.

Many passengers have chosen to be a "guardian" on the bus since the measure was taken. According to Guo Baoping, a manager of the bus company, when it comes to cases where a driver is involved in confrontations with passengers, support from other passengers is more effective than himself taking action.
A passenger said the "guardian" seat helped to encourage passengers to stand up to hostile behaviors while traveling.

Earlier this month, China's Ministry of Transport announced measures to ensure safety on buses, including preventing and punishing behaviors that hinder the safety of driving on public transport.

Last month, a bus in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality plunged into the Yangtze River due to a fight between the driver and a passenger, leading to a loss of 15 lives.


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Post time 2018-11-28 18:48:41 |Display all floors
bus is now like a plane, good job, people feel safer

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Post time 2018-11-28 19:05:42 |Display all floors
What if a foreign visitor takes the seat?
if you want something in life get off your backside, and do it yourself!! don't rely on others to do it for you

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Post time 2018-11-29 17:52:07 |Display all floors
China must embark on public transport courtesy campaign. Sole main purpose is to educate all public transport users to understand the need to comply fully and correctly, so as to reduce road accidents.
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Post time 2018-11-29 18:04:33 |Display all floors
Since the bus has its own closed circuit television, perhaps it would be good to have it to be activated to the nearest Police Post if commuters misbehaved themselves!
At least, they will be DETERRED to irritate the driver and other commuters onboard!

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Post time 2018-12-1 23:18:23 |Display all floors
Not long after the Chongqing Bridge bus accident that took many innocent lives, the same repeated itself.
Perhaps, it is time to impose heavy punishment to deter potential culprits!
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Post time 2018-12-6 19:36:40 |Display all floors
Seems a bit like overkill.

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