View Poll Results: should a bus driver be allowed to kick crying babies and their caregivers off the bus

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Thread: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    Seconded.

    I hate going on public transport and having children running up and down the carriage, screaming, hanging off bars and making the journey horrible for the rest of us.

    Control your child or get off the damn bus.
    This is a completely different situation, if a child is running amok on the bus and the parent is unwilling to parent them properly, then, yes, they deserve to be treated as any other person would be and should ejected from the bus.

    However, that said, children cry. They can't talk so they have no other method of communicating what they want with their parent. This can be frustrating enough for a parent to try to figure out what their young child wants, without the added stress of being dumped out on a street corner.

    Bottom line, the child was not being wild or out of control, she was simply crying. The article states that the mother was doing everything she could to try to help her child. Trust me, as a parent, when your child cries in public, you realize that everyone is watching and you want your child to stop as much as everyone else does. I've never heard a single person, no matter how much they love their child say, "I love it when they cry!"

    If the bus driver was unable to perform his job due to such a simple distractions, he needs to be the one getting off the bus...and looking for a new job. A job requiring social interaction is clearly not for him.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Is this Government funded transportation or a private bus company.


    If its the former, then no. She paid for the bus, and toddlers do things like that. If it affects his driving, he needs to pilot a wendy's.


    If its private, its up to the company.


    Though kicking a woman and child off the bus, seems rather un-chivarlistic and an asshole thing to do.


    If I was on that bus (The Good Reverend does not "do" buses). I'd have a word with that driver in either case.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    for the safty and confort of the rest of the passengers yes they deserve what they paid for

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Whenever I was in public with either of my two kids when they were toddlers, if they kicked up a fuss to the point I would have been annoyed were I somebody else, I removed them from the situation as quickly as possible. That sometimes meant leaving a restaraunt or store momentarily, but I was never so selfish as to think my rights were more important than others.

    That being said, I would say that riding a bus is a bit of a different situation in that it is more difficult to remove yourself from the thing , especially as you don't know the neighborhood and might not be able to catch a bus for a while. As far as this specific woman is concerned, I suppose my attitude would all depend on how seriously she actually tried to quiet the child. Of course, she SAID she did, and may very well be telling the truth, but I have also experienced lots of parents who are so selfish they think it is their God given right to force their screaming kid on everybody else and who will say they were doing something when they weren't.

    I suppose I would have had to be there to really tell how I would react.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Whenever I was in public with either of my two kids when they were toddlers, if they kicked up a fuss to the point I would have been annoyed were I somebody else, I removed them from the situation as quickly as possible. That sometimes meant leaving a restaraunt or store momentarily, but I was never so selfish as to think my rights were more important than others.

    That being said, I would say that riding a bus is a bit of a different situation in that it is more difficult to remove yourself from the thing , especially as you don't know the neighborhood and might not be able to catch a bus for a while. As far as this specific woman is concerned, I suppose my attitude would all depend on how seriously she actually tried to quiet the child. Of course, she SAID she did, and may very well be telling the truth, but I have also experienced lots of parents who are so selfish they think it is their God given right to force their screaming kid on everybody else and who will say they were doing something when they weren't.

    I suppose I would have had to be there to really tell how I would react.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    for the safty and confort of the rest of the passengers yes they deserve what they paid for
    They got less than they paid for. How about a screaming child discount? I'd like to see someone file a small claim for the amount of their month pass against this woman.

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    If the child was acting like a brat and the parent was failing to control that child then yes they should be kicked off. Wrong, this is an act of intolerance...Were you ever a parent ? I know I am not the only one to witness a inept Parents cannot always be as "ept" as others would like them to be.parent in the store who basically has no control over their child and their child is kicking screaming and misbehaving and getting into things that they are not supposed to. These types of parents should be considerate to everyone else and leave their child with a baby sitter or at least strap their child to a seat so it can not run around.
    True, some of the parents and children can test our resolve to the breaking point..Then we must be tougher..
    A question, James, and think about it.. Where you ever a child ?
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother and her toddler off the bus because the toddler is crying or making a lot of noise?
    If the noise is affecting the driver's ability to safely do his job, as noted?
    Absolutely.

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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    If the noise is affecting the driver's ability to safely do his job, as noted?
    Absolutely.



    this is a bus, not a space shuttle on re-entry.... He needs to man up and do his job.
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    Re: Is it okay for a bus driver to kick a mother with crying toddler off the bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    They got less than they paid for. How about a screaming child discount? I'd like to see someone file a small claim for the amount of their month pass against this woman.
    If they got where they are going, they got what they paid for. I don't remember any bus company ever guaranteeing me a peaceful, quiet ride in relaxation to my destination.
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