Tuesday, April 28 2009 @ 11:33 AM UTC
Contributed by: B' Spokes
"I don't see why you have to pick on a bus driver," one operator caught blowing through a red light tells Officer Josh Ladd before grabbing the citation from the cop's hand, saying "give me that ****ing thing."
Ladd videotaped these two stops last year while patrolling Portland in an unmarked car designed to catch aggressive drivers. In this week's column, Ladd insisted that the frequency of TriMet buses blowing through red lights has become "absolutely appalling."
Judging from this video, the same could be said about the way some bus drivers treat officers who catch them committing violations that clearly put other drivers on the road at risk.