Ohio bus drivers punched, slapped, even shot at by public

Public bus drivers get punched, shot at and shoved with alarming frequency across Ohio, leading lawmakers to consider making it a felony to assault a transit worker.

State Reps. Rick Perales, R-Beavercreek, and Sedrick Denson, D-Cincinnati, want the penalty to be the same as it currently is for assaults on school bus drivers a fifth degree felony.

To make their case for House Bill 309, the lawmakers released a nearly 4-minute highlight reel of bus camera footage that shows drivers in Cleveland getting pelted with snowballs and drinks, being threatened with scissors, hit with a sock filled with rocks, and repeatedly punched or slapped.During some violent scuffles, the driver’s foot is inadvertently taken off the brake, causing the buses to drift forward. In other instances, drivers suddenly duck when shots apparently hit the buses.“It is becoming more obvious with every attack that this is a trend that is not going away,” Perales said. “We need to act now to secure the safety of our transit workers.”

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By: Juggernaut (20277.50)

Tags: wtf, Ohio bus drivers assaulted

Location: Ohio