‘Rude’ bus driver caught swearing at passenger
An Auckland bus driver is under investigation after he was caught on camera swearing at a passenger.
Lagi Vaili filmed the angry exchange after the driver, operating a MetroLink bus, stopped partway through the Monday morning commute without expla- nation.
The bus, travelling from Mt Wellington to downtown Auckland, had pulled into Newmarket at 6.50am and was parked for about five minutes before the altercation.
An older woman approached the driver to ask why they had stopped, and was ‘‘rudely’’ told it was because the bus had to depart from the stop on schedule, 10 minutes later at 7am, she said.
‘‘He was quite sharp and blunt with her.’’
Things got ‘‘a bit more intense’’ when another passenger called out from the back that the driver should have told them why they were being held up.
Vaili said the driver called out to the passenger saying: ‘‘If you don’t want to be on this bus then get off.’’
The passenger appeared to threaten to lay a complaint with the company, before the driver told him to ‘‘f... off’’.
An NZ Bus spokesperson said the company was investigating the matter and apologised to passengers on the bus for any distress caused.
The driver of a Metrolink bus was filmed telling a passenger to ‘f... off’ during the Monday morning rush hour.