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Bus drivers in northern New South Wales are facing a growing threat of assaults, with a recent incident involving a former prison guard turned bus driver being attacked by a gang of youths. This alarming trend has prompted concerns among drivers in the area, with many considering taking industrial action to address the issue.

According to data from Transport NSW, there have been 300 reports of assault and offensive behavior on buses in the state from July 2022 to June 2023. This concerning statistic has raised awareness about the safety risks faced by bus drivers while performing their public service duties.

In response to these incidents, there are calls for increased security measures, police presence, and stricter penalties for young offenders engaging in anti-social behavior on buses. The Transport Workers Union is advocating for the implementation of full driver safety cabins on buses across the Gold Coast and Tweed areas to provide better protection for drivers.

The recent attack on the former prison guard highlights the need for immediate action to ensure the safety and well-being of bus drivers in the region. It is essential for authorities, transport companies, and law enforcement agencies to work together to address this issue and create a safer environment for bus drivers and passengers alike.


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