October 30, 2007
BKV - Budapest Public Transport System
It was the second time that a tram replacement bus attempted to run me down. I say attempted because I'm 5'10" so there is no way the driver did not see me. They are whipping these monstrosities through limited spaces at such speed that you can't convince me he is in control. This 'gentleman' did a U-turn and the momentum did not allow him to stop as I stepped onto the zebra and turned to see where the sound was coming from. The bus literally hit my arm and pulled me with him a step. Very frightening. I took this photo of him when he finally stopped at the curb where he was in such a hurry to. Pretends not to notice anything. I guess everybody has to feel important somewhere, but the people who do behind the wheel (especially of such large vehicles) simply scare me.