You may have enough other concerns to worry about besides driving.
Greyhound does not talk specifically about security measures because they are confidential. They say they do follow all regulations put into place by Homeland Security following September 11th. Are these security measures designed to spot terrorists or to protect passengers from felons such as child molesters, sex offenders and murderers?
The incidents below may make you wonder if the regulations need to be reviewed. It appears something is amiss when these individuals can board a bus and travel while law enforcement is searching for them. If airline passengers felt at risk flying from Thailand with John Karr surrounded by Marshalls, how would bus riders have felt had they known these people were on their bus?
Portia Washington and Angelica Cassandra Livingston have been missing from West Columbia since June 10. Kenneth Lynch, bottom, was arrested June 18 on a Greyhound bus headed for Canada, after Washington’s car was found near a Seattle bus station.
Pedro Mata Rodriguez, a convicted sexual offender allegedly was thought to have kidnapped his girlfriends children and traveled via Greyhound bus to El Paso, Texas . They parted company and he has not been seen since.
Jose Valdes, 30, of St. Petersburg worked for Rafael Garcia, whose body was found about 10 p.m. July 31 near St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital in Tampa. Valdes had bought a Greyhound bus ticket, and the bus would be making a stop in El Paso, Texas, which sits along the U.S. and Mexican border.
A Greyhound driver reported a gunman aboard an Orlando-bound bus Friday August 11, forcing the evacuation of the vehicle and a partial closure of Interstate 95, officials said.
The bus driver pulled to the shoulder after passengers feared the man might be armed, JSO Officer Nancy Pittmon said. The man, wearing a black leather trench coat, was acting strangely and attempted to open the bus windows.
Maybe the bus driver should have noticed he was wearing a coat when the temperature was in the 90’s and refused him boarding rather then traveling a few miles from downtown.