It’s still hard out here for a bus driver

We previously reported this horrific story about a 52 bus driver being beaten by three punk kids.  But now some new details are emerging that show just how dangerous being a bus driver can be.

According to the Daily News, the bus driver had pressed his priority call button to try to summon police response quickly.  But despite pressing this button, police still didn’t get to him in time.

Buried in this story is this detail:

In February alone, there were 458 priority request calls from drivers, she said.

Yikes.  That’s more than 15 a day.  Or one every hour and a half. 24 hours a day.