Transport department issues statement on reckless bus driver

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Posted: Thursday, July 27, 2017. 4:46 p.m. CST.

By BBN Staff: The Department of Transport today issued a statement saying that it has viewed an amateur video recording circulating on social media, which captures what appears to be reckless behaviour on the part of a driver for a bus company which operates on a road service permit issued by the department.   

 The bus in question is owned by J and J Bus Line which originates in Benque Viejo Del Carmen. The video, captured from inside a bus belonging to another company which operates on the same route, appears to show the driver of the J and J bus deliberately and consistently impeding the other bus from overtaking.

 The Department stated that besides constituting a traffic violation, such apparent behaviour endangers the lives of passengers aboard the buses in question and other road users.

 Chief Transport Officer Tirso Galvez has since met with the Transport Board to consider the matter and take appropriate action. One such action being considered is the suspension of the road service permit for the bus company in question. 

Commuters who utilize that bus line are assured that alternative temporary arrangements would be made to fill the void and provide the necessary service. 

The department is also contemplating levying charges against the bus driver for his apparent individual actions.

 The Department thanks the person (s) whose initiative has helped to expose this apparent behaviour, and encourages other members of the public to exercise similar vigilance in assisting the department to document, punish and deter such behaviour.

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