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Topic # 235919 9-May-2018 16:55
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Has anyone else noticed a increase a what I call thoughtless passenger behaviour on the buses.

For example.
* People not moving down the back past the door (often when there's empty seat in the back row) meaning people are unable to get on.
* Eating and drinking from mugs
* Standing people with backpacks shoving their packs in seated passengers faces
* not standing for elderly or infirm. (Fyi I'm ok to stand)
* Really loud and long conversations on their phones
* Getting on the bus first at front of queue and our then starting to look for money (a bastard for people waiting outside when it's raining)


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  Reply # 2012803 9-May-2018 17:08
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Not just Wellington. Exact same list for Auckland...


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  Reply # 2012804 9-May-2018 17:13
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I think that's pretty universal unfortunately


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 2012805 9-May-2018 17:13
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You haven’t seen nothing yet:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/103434455/pets-on-the-met-animals-allowed-on-wellington-public-transport-from-monday

If people are not considerate it’ll be even worse.
Looks like buses start mid July with the Animals in Wellington.

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  Reply # 2012838 9-May-2018 18:09
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There's the "NO STANDEES BEYOND THIS POINT" notice on the smaller buses. Is that a health & safety thing? Many drivers say "Move down" past that point. If I stand beyond, does it revoke my rights for compensation if I'm injured because of bus operator instruction? That sign would be a litigious field day in America.

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  Reply # 2012849 9-May-2018 18:37
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The one I see often and can’t abide is someone sitting in an aisle seat with an empty window seat next to them. Then they ignore you when you indicate that you want the window seat.




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  Reply # 2012854 9-May-2018 18:45
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Or they sit in middle seat of back row blocking access to side seats.

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  Reply # 2012878 9-May-2018 19:13
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HaggisKiwi: There's the "NO STANDEES BEYOND THIS POINT" notice on the smaller buses. Is that a health & safety thing? Many drivers say "Move down" past that point. If I stand beyond, does it revoke my rights for compensation if I'm injured because of bus operator instruction? That sign would be a litigious field day in America.

 

 

 

What rights to compensation do you think you would lose? ACC is a no fault system.


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  Reply # 2012883 9-May-2018 19:23
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D1023319: Or they sit in middle seat of back row blocking access to side seats.

 

I do this. The reason I do this is because I am tall, and, it is uncomfortable with my knees pushed into the back of the seat in front. I am happy to move to the side temporarily so that someone can sit in the seats beside me, however, I need the leg room that is available in the middle.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2012890 9-May-2018 19:28
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rugrat: You haven’t seen nothing yet:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/103434455/pets-on-the-met-animals-allowed-on-wellington-public-transport-from-monday

If people are not considerate it’ll be even worse.
Looks like buses start mid July with the Animals in Wellington.


You mean small animals in cages off peak are going to cause chaos?

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  Reply # 2012897 9-May-2018 19:37
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  Reply # 2012905 9-May-2018 19:49
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D1023319:

 

Has anyone else noticed a increase a what I call thoughtless passenger behaviour on the buses.

For example.
* People not moving down the back past the door (often when there's empty seat in the back row) meaning people are unable to get on.
* Eating and drinking from mugs
* Standing people with backpacks shoving their packs in seated passengers faces
* not standing for elderly or infirm. (Fyi I'm ok to stand)
* Really loud and long conversations on their phones
* Getting on the bus first at front of queue and our then starting to look for money (a bastard for people waiting outside when it's raining)

 

 

I'm a regular (every day, both ways) bus user, and there sometimes can be valid reason

 

1) People not moving past the back door - depending on the bus and driver, those handles on the top of a seat down the back are useless for being able to balance

 

2) Eating & drinking - agreed - worse when they are eating a fried rice dish

 

3) Backpacks - easier to wear the backpack if standing, and if i've got my work laptop in it, don't want it kicked by someone in a hurry

 

 


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  Reply # 2012906 9-May-2018 19:49
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D1023319:

 

* Standing people with backpacks shoving their packs in seated passengers faces

 

This is the one that really bothers me. Regular bus users should know to always carry bags on by hand.


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  Reply # 2012920 9-May-2018 19:57
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blackjack17:
rugrat: You haven’t seen nothing yet:

https://i.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/103434455/pets-on-the-met-animals-allowed-on-wellington-public-transport-from-monday

If people are not considerate it’ll be even worse.
Looks like buses start mid July with the Animals in Wellington.


You mean small animals in cages off peak are going to cause chaos?


I was wondering how smelly it will get. Plus I’ve seen small dogs bark non stop.

If the bus is full, it’ll be harder for people with animals to stand, but less likely off peak.

Plus some people have allergies.

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  Reply # 2012922 9-May-2018 20:01
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Londons just as bad. In terms of letting people sit who need to for health or age reasons, they provide cards which people show to those sitting, to ask for their seat, but many will still refuse to let them have the seat. Not sure if they do that in Wellington. But it is a big problem for those that need seats in London.


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  Reply # 2012950 9-May-2018 20:32
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@WyleECoyoteNZ:

 

3) Backpacks - easier to wear the backpack if standing, and if i've got my work laptop in it, don't want it kicked by someone in a hurry

 

 

It's not easier. It gets on the way for you when turning around and it will hit people at head height. 





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