Author says assaults on TTC drivers too commonplace

It’s an all too familiar scenario. The TTC bus she was driving a few years ago along Lawrence Avenue East had to weave through morning rush-hour traffic. Inevitably, she arrived at some of the commuter stops later than scheduled.

“I would have to be at a stop by 8:17, but get there for 8:20 and people wouldn’t be happy,” Shirley said. She has asked that her full name be withheld. “(The passengers) let you know that you were three minutes late. Those same people that you greet every morning … turn on you.”