DENVER (CBS4)– A Greyhound bus bound for Denver made a pit stop at a motel in Kansas so the driver could rest. The catch– the passengers on board had no idea where he was going or for how long.
The driver left dozens of passengers stranded on the bus for hours outside the La Quinta motel in Salina, Kan. while he went inside to catch up on some sleep.
The bus pulled into the motel late Tuesday afternoon. The driver got off without telling anyone where he was going.
Passengers initially thought it was going to be a quick stop but when the driver didn’t come back, they called both the bus company and police.
“We haven’t seen the driver. We’re sitting here and sitting here. I had to keep the bus running because we have newborns and children… it’s getting cold,” said one passenger.
Greyhound said the driver had to finish his federally-regulated rest hours. The company also said the passengers could have waited inside a fast food restaurant to keep warm.
Greyhound Driver Stops At Motel To Rest With Bus Full Of Passengers
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“Greyhound said the driver had to finish his federally-regulated rest hours. The company also said the passengers could have waited inside a fast food restaurant to keep warm.”
Ummm….please tell me this is satire or something from The Onion, because I’ve never heard of such a ridiculous, piss-poor excuse for endangering the welfare of passengers. If the driver could not complete the run, he had no business starting it! What’s next? Maybe pilots will just set the auto-pilot and go to a sleeping compartment in the back of the plane and hope nothing bad happens while he’s sleeping.
They already do that in the cockpit.
It was full of illegals anyway.
Slogan…how does that go again..?
Go greyhound and leave the sleeping to us!
The trucking and Bus companies treat their employees like crap. Long hours and low pay combined with all the federal regulations make the employees not really give a crap. Been there and done that…once.