Motorist catches dodgy bus driver red-handed

2012-07-26 10:06
A photograph of the bus overtaking a truck on a Western Cape highway. (Beeld)

A photograph of the bus overtaking a truck on a Western Cape highway. (Beeld)

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Cape Town - The driver of a Translux bus has been suspended after a member of the public photographed him overtaking two trucks on a blind rise.

Beeld reported that a motorist took a photograph of the bus illegally overtaking the vehicles and crossing the yellow line near Touws River.

The photograph was sent to the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) and disciplinary steps were taken against him.

Local transport MEC Robin Carlisle said the department was investigating the incident and called it “very serious”.

“I was told that the bus driver would not be allowed to drive a bus until the investigation was completed.

“We encourage all members of the public to be proactive about other people’s safety on the road.”

Read more on:    prasa  |  robin carlisle  |  cape town  |  transport

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