Woman's abusive tirade at bus driver over mask rule

Kamilia Palu
·News Editor
·2-min read

A woman has been filmed hurling abuse at a bus driver in Sydney after he reportedly asked her to wear a mask in line with current Covid-19 requirements.

The video was filmed on the 600 bus in Western Sydney and shows the woman yelling at the bus driver and trying to take a photo of him before she becomes aggressive.

She accuses him of making her “miss her appointment” before repeatedly hitting the plastic screen that surrounds the driver.

A woman stands at the front of a bus in Sydney and yells at the driver over the face mask rules for public transport
A woman was filmed yelling at a bus driver after he reportedly asked her to put on a mask. Source: TikTok

He can be seen using his hand to support the plastic on the other side as she punches it five times in a row.

The disgruntled passenger then leaves the bus but continues yelling at the driver from the footpath.

As the doors shut she appears to hit the bus several more times, and the driver can be heard saying, “have a nice day” as the bus eventually drives away.

The commuter who filmed the altercation, Dani, said the driver told the woman she would have to wear a mask or get off the bus.

“She refused to get off the bus and then sat down and wouldn’t get up,” she told 7News.

“She screamed curse words and when he called the police she said she would call the police on him and was taking his photo.”

The video of the incident has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people on TikTok.

The NSW Government requires everyone to wear a mask on public transport, even when waiting at a bus shelter.

The fine for not wearing a mask is $200, according to the government’s website.

Children under the age of 12 are exempt.

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