The Athens Transport Union suspects bus drivers are suffering from “radiation” from telematics/e-ticket devices in buses. According to the union, drivers complain about headaches and dizziness ever since the telematic devices were installed in buses almost a year ago.
“The problem with the installment of two telematic devices just above the driver’s seat creates health problems for the Athens Transport personnel,” the union said in a statement.
“The seat for the bus driver is located just a few centimeters way from the two devices for telematics and e-ticket. There have been several complaints by drivers about headaches and dizziness since the devices were installed and went in operation,” the statement adds.
The union criticizes the OASA management for delays in conducting scientific research to determine whether the devices in question emit radiation above the permissible limits as the union has asked. The union demands ‘immediate response’ saying any delay puts the drivers’ health at risk.
The union threatens that if the management does not react as soon as possible, the drivers will remove the two devices.
In a recent television report about the issue, a mean Greek claimed that Bus drivers “keept talking on their mobile phones while driving” and that “headaches may come from this device.”
Another ‘mean Greek’ posted this on Twitter:
Every single one of those drivers carries a cellphone that emits far higher levels of non-ionizing energy! pic.twitter.com/DLB8N9OvDO
— Peter Constantinidis (@bugler) June 5, 2017
I don’t know the level of radiation by emitted by this devices but a specific remedy can be THE problem to the problem: A Tin Foil Hat.
The two-layer aluminum foil hat is known to shield the brain from radiation threats, electromagnetic fields, mind control, mind reading, conspiracy theories and other maladies…
A crazy Irish living in Greece called for a support action.
Show your support for Athens' beleaguered bus drivers: make a tin foil hat for one today!
— Damian Mac Con Uladh (@damomac) June 5, 2017
PS This telematic device or ‘smart bus stop’ obliges the bus to be at certain bus stops on specific times. This must be a big challenge for bus drivers who cannot take a not-scheduled break, I dare assume. Ok. I belong to mean Greeks, as well.