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Scared bus passengers lose it after driver reportedly can’t stay awake. It was all caught on video.
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Scared bus passengers lose it after driver reportedly can’t stay awake. It was all caught on video.

Passengers on a Greyhound bus bound for Dallas staged a near mutiny after they discovered that their driver reportedly couldn't stay awake and safely continue driving.

What are the details?

Passengers on a Thursday excursion from Phoenix to Dallas — a 21-hour trip — reportedly began to feel alarmed when their coach bus started to swerve on the road.

Absolute chaos ensued when several of the passengers approached the front of the bus, where the driver was seated, and one began shouting the driver down for her alleged unsafe behavior.

According to the passengers, the driver even went as far as to pinch herself with tweezers in an attempt to remain awake.

Despite being screamed at by one of the passengers, the driver continued operating the bus while appearing to shout back.

The confrontation was caught on video, filmed by another passenger on the bus.

What are people saying about this?

Jasmine McLellan, a passenger on the bus, told CBS News, "We politely asked her four times to pull over. I got to the point where we saw her going like this [nods] and just dozing off."

"She was using techniques to try and stay awake and I think that was the initial concern," passenger Philip Hurd added. "We would go over the white line and everybody would be like 'Wake up,' and she had tweezers she was poking herself with tweezers to keep herself awake. It was awful."

According to CBS, passengers were able to get a Border Patrol escort to follow them to a place where the driver could be safely swapped out.

A representative for Greyhound told CBS:

We are currently looking into these allegations, as we take the issue of driver fatigue very seriously. Because safety is the cornerstone of our business, we take necessary precautions to prevent drivers from falling asleep while driving and we make it easy for drivers to be reassigned if they do feel fatigued or don't feel confident that they can operate the bus safely for any reason. Our drivers are in regular contact with our dispatch office, and if they state they are feeling tired or fatigued, they are immediately removed from the schedule for at least 12 hours to allow them to get some rest. Once they feel alert and able to return to work, they may do so.

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