Shocking video of SBS bus driver appearing to fall asleep at the wheel while driving goes viral

UPDATE: SBS Transit has responded to the viral video by claiming that the driver had “neck pains” and was not falling asleep while driving. SBS Transit claims that the bus driver in the video has neck pains that cause him to “bend more than normal” but added that this does not hamper his driving ability. It added that the bus captain is medically certified fit to drive. Read the full story here.

A video of a public bus driver who looks to be dozing off while driving has been going viral since it began circulating in social media this afternoon.

In the viral video, the driver who appears to be middle-aged looks to be drifting in and out of sleep as he drives the bus, with his neck and head moving forward and backwards as though he is drowsy:

这样也可以 ?? 😲😲😲

Posted by Darius Chan on Sunday, 6 May 2018

Public bus drivers typically work six days a week and nine hours per day. The average age of a public bus driver is 55 years – just seven years shy of the national retirement age of 62.

Netizens responding to the shocking video, that has quickly garnered over 1000 shares already, have expressed concerns at the danger falling asleep at the wheel could cause. Others also criticised the person shooting the video for just taking the video and not waking the driver up:

SBS Transit claims bus driver in viral video has “neck pains” and did not doze off at the wheel

23 COMMENTS

  1. I think the correct thing to do is to thump him on his back, direct him to the next bus stop, tell him he can’t continue and call the bus company. This is highly dangerous to the passengers, other drivers and even pedestrains walking or at a bus stop. Apart from himself!

  2. Please lah , average nine hours cannot stand, how about those working heavy vehicles 12hours shift more worse, must be from those FT tired from travel to and fro across the causeway.wanna to earn Singapore money but wanna cry father cry mother

  3. I once took a comfort cab and the driver was so old. He kept crying and crying as he drove. When I asked him why he said his wife is dying and there is nothing he can do. If he doesn’t work there won’t be any money, no one to cover the rental for him. No money for medicines. I gave him my number asked him to call me because he didn’t want to give me his. He never called me and I don’t know what happened to him or his wife. This is the hard life for us here and it will get worse.