Today's release of video from on board a Capital Metro bus which was hit head on by a man eluding police is an eerie reminder of the potential dangers of a bus driver’s job.
“Just every day, you always have somebody braking in front of you or cutting you off in other words,” said Juan Rodriguez, a Capital Metro bus driver for 12 years who spoke to KVUE News on Monday about the dangers bus drivers see on a daily basis. “It takes a little longer for us to brake. We cannot brake on a dime. Plus, we have passengers in the bus, that's the main thing, not boxes, and we really have to be careful when we brake hard."
The first part of the 40-second video clip is from bus driver Robbin Hanks’ perspective. It shows her taking a corner in the 8800 block of Georgian in North Austin when out of nowhere, a car heading in the opposite direction at a high rate of speed plows head-on in
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