Outspoken Bus Driver Drove Away Smugglers, receives Enormous Appreciation

Source: Isis Cheng @ fb

An outspoken bus driver has received enormous appreciation from the Internet due to his heroic act on defending the principle and/or on driving smugglers away.

A fb user Isis Cheng posted the incident to the fb page “Everything in Yuen Long (盡在元朗)” with this description:

At B1 bus stop outside Yuen Long Landmark, a gang of smugglers attempted to board the bus with four big bags of smuggled goods. The outspoken bus driver refused to drive. He said “this is a bus, not a lorry,” and questioned “One man gets on the bus with six bags of smuggled goods?” He requested all smugglers to get off the bus.

According to Passenger Reminders of Kowloon Motor Bus, bus captains have the right not to allow passengers to carry bulky goods on board.

Bulky goods may be dislodged while the bus is in motion, and thus cause a hazard to passengers and to the driver. Passengers may not carry goods larger than 0.1 cubic metre or goods which will pose any danger to passengers. Passengers taking Long Win “E/S/N” routes may take on board one piece of luggage with a maximum size of 71x56x26cm (28x22x10 in). Long Win “A” route passengers may carry one piece of luggage with a maximum size of 71x56x26cm (28x22x10 in) and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum size of 56x36x23cm (22x14x9 in) on board.

At the time of writing (2014/06/22 11:35pm), the original post has received over 16700 likes and 1700 shares.

PassionTimes also reported the incident with selected users’ comments.

Note: KMB Route B1 is a border bus route in Hong Kong, operated by Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB). The route via Tin Shui Wai, Yuen Long, and Lok Ma Chau (copied from Wikipedia). This is one cross-border route alternative to riding the train to Lo Wu.

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