Something happened earlier today which was very frightening and thinking of it now it makes my blood boil
I and several other people were crossing Leeson St. (right at the Stephen's Green end) on the green man, coming from the Earlsfort Terrace side, got as far as the little traffic island and a double decker DB bus broke the red light and turned left onto the bus lane on Leeson St.
The bus was stopped or nearly stopped at the traffic lights, and then the driver decided to proceed through a red light and into the path of pedestrians already crossing on the green man. We had to scatter out of the way.
Unfortunately I didn't get the reg. no. of the bus or even the route number, I was too busy getting out of the way
You'd think a company that was under investigation for causing the deaths of several pedestrians would ensure that its drivers complied with basic rules of the road but particularly where pedestrians are concerned.
As far as I'm concerned, that driver is a disgrace and isn't fit to hold a licence for any vehicle.
I suppose I'm just lucky I didn't end up underneath that bloody bus. I really doubt this driver would have stopped even then.
The bus was carrying passengers at the time.
The traffic changes on Stephen's Green have made it much better for pedestrians at the shopping centre and at Kildare St - but the downside is that crossing at the Leeson St end is now much harder. The green man takes bloody long enough to come around so the least we should expect is that traffic respects it.
Perhaps it occurred at this location because the bus is turning onto a bus lane and there's no crossing traffic. There's "only" pedestrians in the way so why wait...