May 27, 2007

Driver justified in sticking to policy

The following is a letter to The News Advertiser editorial page. It’s a further comment on the News Advertiser’s stroller incident that took place just after 5 p.m. on April 17, 2007.

May 14, 2007

To the editor:

Re: May 9 article,

'Battle leaves mom-to-be off the bus'.

I found it astonishing that the News Advertiser of May 9 gave press to the story of a seven-months-pregnant diabetic mother with a sleeping child in a stroller being denied ridership on a Durham Region Transit bus.

Maybe news stories in early May are few and far between. Nevertheless, bravo to the bus driver. Strollers SHOULD be folded up and out of the way at ALL times. There should be no exceptions. Ms. Latimer knew this and still proceeded to show total contempt toward transit policy and fellow riders. A trip over a stroller could be a devastating injury to a senior. Maybe she'll think twice before taking her family out grocery shopping during the height of the rush hour.

Egons Lasis


My comment: I still think it is strange that the newspaper did not attempt to make the bus operator’s point of view of known.

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