Singapore—An impatient man, possibly tired of waiting in traffic in the Johor Causeway, activated the emergency door release on the bus he was riding.
On October 31, Thursday, at around 3:45 pm, after being caught in traffic for over half an hour from Johor Bahru to Singapore, a man was seen pressing the emergency door release on the bus he was riding on, bus service 950.
One netizen named Mr Denzel took a video of the man and shared it to the local crowdsourced news site, Stomp.
In Stomp’s video, the man is seen activating the emergency release button, which is located over the door of the bus.
He evidently wanted to get down, and presumably wished to continue his journey on foot instead of waiting on the bus.
In a surprising turn of events, the other people on the bus followed the man, and also left the bus and walked along the causeway.
Mr Denzel told Stomp, “The man asked the driver to open the door while it was stuck in the jam.
For safety reasons, the bus captain didn’t open the door but the passenger immediately activated the emergency door release to open it.”
When the bus driver did not open the bus, the passenger took matters into his own hands, with “most” of the people on the bus following him, although some chose to stay due to safety concerns.
Mr Densel said that the bus was around 800 meters from the checkpoint going into Singapore.
He added that the bus captain endeavoured to assist the passengers. “The bus did not move at all as there was still traffic congestion in front of it.
The bus captain made an effort to get down and direct traffic to let the bus passengers walk.”
Netizens seemed unsurprised that the people decided to walk instead of staying on the bus and waiting for the traffic to move.
Others wondered if he would be fined for walking off the bus and along the causeway.
Others lauded him for being so proactive amidst the traffic, and one even called him a saviour to those who followed him.
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