martedì 26 giugno 2018

The fastest buses in the West.*

For some reason Inferiore Hutto has a new bus company (Metlink), evidently they undercut the guys who had the contract. Evidently they're helping to make ends meet by paying their drivers less - but my information is just hearsay, so don't quote me. 
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.
My intention is not to write about what drivers are paid, but how they drive.
They speed.
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

4 commenti:

Robert ha detto...

Sadly health and safety is a myth ... I'll right a blog!

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

All-writey- go for it.

THE CURMUDGEON ha detto...

This is a better post than the previous one.

Richard (of RBB) ha detto...

Robert righted my style. Thanks Rob.