Ford endangers TTC passengers, gets away with openly breaking more laws

Posted on June 29th, 2012 2 great comments. Room for one more!

Fordo does it again!

It’s bad enough to set the example that it’s okay to flagrantly break driving laws and talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel, but now His Ascended Fattiness has been caught driving past open streetcar doors on Toronto streets while passengers were boarding. Anyone who lives in the city knows that streetcars can’t come to the curb so drivers must stop to let passengers on.

Of course, this law doesn’t apply to the mayor who apparently gets to plow through anyone he chooses because he’s Rob Fucking Ford! How do I know it doesn’t apply? Simply because, despite having words with the streetcar operator, Ford once again got away without so much as the measly $109 fine. There was a streetcar full of witnesses, and it’s unlikely that most of them wouldn’t recognize our Illustrious Thickness at this point, so why the fuck aren’t the police charging him with breaking the law?

And what was Fucking Ford’s response? He’s apparently the one that “had comments” for the TTC operator and then lodged a goddamn complaint against him for having the gall to confront him! And Ford’s lapdog, Andy Byford, has said that he can’t comment on the complaint because,  “In the same way as normally we wouldn’t comment on specifics around a customer complaint, I’m not going to on this occasion.” Really, Andy? Last time I checked, Rob Ford was in his van or whatever the hell he drives, and not on the TTC, and hence not a customer. In fact, when was the last time Ford squeezed his fat ass onto public transit?

So in the long run, does it matter at all that the mayor once again brazenly broke the law, chided the operator for calling him on it, and then instead of trying to do the right thing tried to get the operator fired?

“As far as we’re concerned the matter is closed,” TTC spokesman Brad Ross said. “We’re not going to comment on the incident.”

Hooray! Another day of justice for Toronto.

2 Comments on “ Ford endangers TTC passengers, gets away with openly breaking more laws ”

  • Oliver Bay
    June 29th, 2012 1:37 pm

    Dear Patrick,
    Thanks, man!
    This dufus has got to go!
    ~ Ollie.

  • Daniel J. Christie
    June 30th, 2012 8:43 am

    Wow. That Andy Byford sure is some kind of multi-tasker, eh? Imagine not only running the day-to-day operations of the whole TTC -but actually manning the Complaint Department and ANSWERING THE PHONE AND TAKING COMPLAINTS FROM ORDINARY CITIZENS! Wow. What a guy! (PS: What’s Byford’s number so the rest of us schmucks can call and get the head guy on the line when the 504 is running late? Anybody? Anybody?)

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