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Brace Yourself: Bus Driver May Take Off Before Passengers Are Seated

Motor Vehicle Litigation / January 17, 2024

The Johnson decision highlights that a public bus driver does not have a duty to wait for passengers to be seated to begin driving unless there is “some special and apparent reason” the driver should know a passenger is incapable of protecting himself or herself from injury. Ultimately, Plaintiff was unable to show any evidence indicating that the bus driver should have known to wait for Plaintiff to be seated to begin driving.


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