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Teenage bus drivers proposed by government

Roger Choate · 14 Feb 2010, 10:05

Published: 14 Feb 2010 10:05 GMT+01:00

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The current minimum is 21 years. “We want to develop and upgrade training in this profession,” explained Infrastructure Minister Åsa Torstensson.

This kind of training would take place in the nation’s upper secondary schools (gymnasium) or as part and parcel of related education.

She said the proposed change would entail one restriction. Those between the ages of 18 to 20 years would not be permitted to drive buses on routes stretching more than 50 kilometres.

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Roger Choate (news@thelocal.se)

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14:45 February 14, 2010 by jack sprat
So watch out for just the top of a baseball cap showing behind the steering wheel of a bloody great bus ,as the chav boy racers hit town big-time and burn up from the traffic lights ,scattering all and sundry in their path.

...and don't expect them to stop for passengers!..lol.
16:40 February 14, 2010 by Newyork-Växjö
Busdrivers should be always Man women over 30. they drive like gentle and teens would kill the passengers. that is why car insurance for teens are double .

Focus on another important things for teens than to make them busdriver or taxi.
18:03 February 14, 2010 by Eagle63
Why ?

Is there a shortage of busdrivers ?

I'm a busdriver in ultra-congested Holland now (Arriva) for over 23 years and would love to do just that in Sweden (only need to learn Swedish though..).

Jut sent me an email; fjcoster at gmail.com

When can I start...?
11:26 February 15, 2010 by Audrian
Why is the bus company desperate to employ teenagers? Probably they are cheaper than adults?

If the company insists with this policy, I suggest that it should be fair to commuters by notifying them the age of the driver. Buses should show lebels which could read DRIVER: TEENAGE; OR DRIVER: ADULT. I for one will wait for the bus that is driven by adults. The same with taxis. The problem with this kind of lebel is blind persons will not be able to read it.
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