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"When Passengers Spit, Bus Drivers Take Months Off"



Let's agree that passengers shouldn't spit on bus drivers, and even that perhaps New York should do more to enforce its assault laws in that regard. But 51 drivers who have been spat upon have taken an average of 64 days paid leave from the incidents, which seems a tad excessive, and certainly contributes to New York transit's $400 million shortfall.

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Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

 

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