The night before change over the bus we were hoping to take into Inferiore Hutto didn't come. I rang the company and the guy informed me that quite a few drivers hadn't turned up for work on the final night because they were pissed off.
|The new Metlink buses look like this.|
I've seen quite a few of them.
Last Saturday we took a bus to Inferiore Hutto to watch the All Blacks thrash France (after a fairly hard first half). The driver was like a racing driver, except that he didn't know how to drive so that passengers had a happy and safe drive. He took all the corners at what felt like a high speed and we were all thrown around.
|He seemed to think that he was driving one of these.|
We live in the age of Health and Safety.
- Children's playgrounds are padded.
- Houses are built inside scaffolding frames.
- It's much harder for paedofiles to get into teaching.
- Ladder use is regulated.
- The Curmudgeon is not allowed on his roof.
- Workmen must wear hard hats and reflective gear.
- The Curmudgeon isn't allowed anywhere near power tools.
etc, etc, etc.
So, why aren't bus drivers taught to drive safely? Why aren't there speed monitors (devices) on buses? Why are there no seat belts?
* and the north, south and east