As a long time driver I can tell you that the driver most likely took the bus out although she realized the mirror was not adequate at that time. As time went on she knew that this was a dangerous situation and may have even had a close call of some sort. But as you will hear for yourself all the 'management' personnel ridicule her claim of safety.
This is not how a true 'culture of safety' operates. If Trimet was serious about transit they would have adequate extra's and mechanics out in the field to deal with these problems. But they have hired multiple HR BUSINESS PARTNERS, DEPUTY GENERAL MANAGERS, PLANNERS, ENGINEERS, DIRECTORS, ASSISTANT DIRECTORS, IT DIRECTORS ETC so they have no extra funding to actually provide what is needed for bus operations.
operator refused to drive with wrong type of mirror due to safety http://t.co/uJt1BNZgxZ— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) November 29, 2013
more complaining about drivers safety concern http://t.co/kzWOZ0gMf4— TriMet Scanner (@trimetscanner) November 29, 2013