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TransLink Bus Running Red Light Video Posted On Reddit, YouTube

02/18/2015 09:11 EST | Updated 02/18/2015 09:59 EST
A video of a TransLink bus running a red light at Granville Street and West 33rd Avenue in Vancouver last year is causing controversy on website Reddit.

The video was posted on YouTube by user SoCalledDriving and appears to have been taken from a dashboard camera.

"Buses are constantly blowing through intersections downtown," wrote user Red_AtNight.

"They lay on the horn first, so that you know not to start driving as soon as the light turns green — but this is an incredibly common occurrence."

"I don't think it's always about the schedule," wrote another user, Badroach.

"It's about slowing down too fast with concerns about people standing in the bus. Stop too hard and people could fall over causing injuries and I'd imagine that would be worse than an infraction. It's not a great situation at all."

TransLink's media relations manager Cheryl Ziola said anyone who does witness anything that concerns them on public transit, should notify TransLink through its internal customer complaint process rather than posting the incident on social media.

"Any reported driving violation, whether running a red light or otherwise, is fully investigated; efforts are made to identify the driver and steps are taken to address the infraction through training, coaching and discipline," Ziola wrote in an email to CBC News.

"Our operators are put through a rigorous training program before they start. They must follow all safe driving requirements under the Motor Vehicle Act and are held to a higher standard than a regular driver. Safety violations are not tolerated."

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