It’s not a cab! Bizarre moment man tries to hail a BUS by standing in the middle of the road – but the driver pulls off as soon as he moves
- The man was filmed standing in a road in Streatham, London on Monday
- The footage shows the man blocking the bus to force the driver to let him on
- As the man steps aside thinking he is getting on, the driver
A man tried to hail a London double-deck bus by standing in the middle of the road briefly blocking its progress.
The incident, which was filmed and the footage uploaded to the internet, took place on Monday at 11.11am on Greyhound Lane, Streatham, London.
The CCTV footage shows the man walking on the pavement moments before the 118 service to Brixton comes into view.
The unidentified man stood in front of the bus blocking its passage through Streatham, south London on Monday morning
When the man tried to board, the driver refused to open his door and instead continued his journey, leaving the prospective passenger stranded on the side of the road
He walks into the road and stands facing the fast moving vehicle with both arms extended.
Once the bus stops the man points with his right hand and attempts to get on, however the driver then drives on with the man briefly running at the side before giving up.
The clip was shared online and it has since been viewed over 12,500 times, received over 200 comments, reactions and shares.
One user commented: ‘As a rule, anybody who walks or runs out into the road in front of me, I will do everything in my power to make sure they don’t catch my bus.’
Another wrote: ‘Well done Mr bus driver, what a plum doing that, could have been a machete wielding man or robber.’
A third said: ‘For anyone that doesn’t know why buses refuse to let passengers on like this is because its against the law, you must only pick up and drop of at designated spots for insurance purposes too, if the passenger falls climbing on then the driver will be sued and sacked.’
Speaking today John Mulvey, 54 said: ‘As an Ex bus driver, I know this would never work.
‘If he had walked up to the cab window and explained his emergency or asked the driver he might have been more successful.’
The London’s professional bus drivers ‘Big Red Book’ handbook states: ‘Do not let people board the bus once it has pulled away from the stop, for example, at traffic lights.
‘If there is a long delay, such as roadworks or a collision, you can allow customers off the bus between stops, provided it is safe to do so and wherever possible, only allow customers off from the front doors in these situations.’