Letter: '˜Doncaster bus drivers are unfailingly polite'

Your report 'Bus driver abuse probed' ( Free Press Nov 8) made me think about my own experiences with Doncaster bus drivers.

Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 4:38 pm
Updated Wednesday, 21st November 2018, 4:44 pm
First buses

As a regular car driver, pedestrian and bus passenger, I'm always struck by the absolute professionalism of local bus drivers.

They are sometimes treated as non-existent by their passengers but are unfailingly polite. They are courteous and helpful to other road users, unlike some car drivers, who treat the roads like a race track. And they are remarkably competent and safe drivers, despite the increasingly jammed roads and the very tight schedules they have to try to stick to

Mostly though, I really admire their calmness under extreme pressure. Very impressive. I often wonder whether they go home from a shift and swear at the cat. Many thanks to all of them.

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Chris Andrews

Thorne Road, Doncaster