Adults can take the school bus too.
Adults can take the school bus too. Contributed

Why kids get priority over adults in these bus seats

HERE'S a handy bus tip you probably didn't know about. 

Adults can hop on a school bus and take advantage of more direct routes to key locations.

For example, Coolum residents needing to get to Nambour Hospital early in the morning can save having to transfer at Maroochydore by hopping on the school bus to St John's College.

This bus service, which leave at 7am, gets an adult to the hospital by 8.05am.

The two other services around that time require transferring at Maroochydore and they both leave 15 minutes earlier, at 6.45am.

But adults hoping to travel with kids have to abide by certain rules and one seems to fly in the face of respect for elders.

Kids get first dibs on the seats.

"Travel for adults will be available only if space exists on the bus after all students, both eligible and ineligible, have been accommodated,” a Translink spokesman said.

"Fare-paying passengers (which includes adults) may only be subject to the sole authority of the driver of the vehicle in terms of behaviour standards.

"The driver has the authority to remove adults whose behaviour is not appropriate.”

And you could be booted off the bus at any time if the Department of Transport and Main Roads consider it in the "public interest”.

Are you an adult who has used the school bus route? Share your story in the comments below.

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