PLEASE NOTE:

MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24.com. The stories here come from users.

 
ZION
 
Comments: 5
Article views: 323
 
 
Latest Badges:



 
View all ZION's badges.
 

Bus trip to Cape Town

27 March 2013, 09:00

Every day we read of taxi accidents where several people have died, truck accidents where the driver usually dies, motor car accidents where the driver usually succumbs. Now and again we hear of a bus accident where 25 people may be killed. I had the option of driving to Cape Town by bakkie or Toyota. I had done the trip in 2010 and it was eventless. The only problem, at that time,was the Mighty N1  in a poor state of repairs and hence the motorist took twice the time to reach his destination.

Stop and go should be applied to aircraft too.  ( put your tongue in your cheek, eusebius, about now)  The only way to determine the safety record of a bus-line is to ask them then divide the answer by 2 if you do get an answer. Very many bus-lines will give you no answer but those answers will be questionable. Try asking a taxi driver when last did he have an accident:  If he said yesterday then he is your man based on honesty and if he said “Never” then run and hide because bullets will be following you and  you will know if he is lying. 

99% will lie because it is his occupation to lie like in a community of trolls. To get back to my trip to CT it was decided to use a bus-line carrying our destination. (Sort that out PF.) and there was a rebate for two X pensioners.  The bus departed from Welkom at about 21h30  dead on time:  no.no.no. no. Not dead like in dying: excuse the trolls dear reader, bit’o’ humour I dare-say

 Strangely, throughout the bus we never smelt that weed, yes that one which is illegal. In fact nobody gave a damn if they smelt it or not. Travelling by bus is ok if you have faith in the liner and know its record.  The biggest problem for bus drivers is the distance motor cars overtaking the bus have. Less than ½ metres and these cars are travelling at 120km/h while the bus may not exceed 95 km/h. When large trucks overtake a bus then the bus driver has to know the ropes.

What may be awkward and uncomfortable is the side-ways sway of the bus and may induce vomiting or, at the least, nausea.  While travelling by bus one tends to revisit the history and accident scene of the particular liner. The recent accident at  De Doorn seemed to play on the minds of the passengers I accompanied.

A basic calculation will indicate that the price of a bus ticket and for four persons is far below the price spent on fuel for a motor car.    

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
5 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Johan Bekker
Does the ANC deserve South Africa...

This discussion will lead to emotional, irrational, aggressive, and exploding reactions from all corners of the South Africa. Read more...

3 comments 376 views
Submitted by
Jonathan Boyle
The Son of Africa has arrived!

I often think back and wonder what kind of man can go through all that he had gone through, and then turn around and say I forgive you. Read more...

3 comments 259 views
Submitted by
Peter Sinclair Ellis
Breaking down the door

The miscreants first tried to force open the old brass lock and then the hinges, damaging the frame in the process.  Read more...

6 comments 216 views
Elias Motsoaledi Municipality Cor...

This is pathetic. Tell us this must be a joke. A mixed bag of incompetence, pure foolishness, sluggish Leadership. Read more...

3 comments 675 views
Submitted by
Lebogwe Mogotji913
The never ending story around the...

The never ending story around the ex-Chief Financial Officer Elias Motsoaledi Local Municipality. Read more...

0 comments 153 views
Submitted by
Hadley Brauns
Problems are Opportunities

I responded to a post about traffic and traffic officials in Cape Town. While typing my post I got the idea of how can we make it better and added that to my reply.  Read more...

0 comments 51 views
 

services

E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

Blogs Your opinion on you, me and everyone.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

 
Interactive Advertising Bureau
 
© 2015 24.com. All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.