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Speeding bus leaves conductor behind

8 December 2017 07:32 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A driver of a private bus, spotting a considerable number of passengers at a bus halt, overtook the bus that was ahead of him to pick them up and in his hurry left his conductor behind. This ultimately caused a delay of twenty minutes to the passengers of the bus in question.

The story is told of a private bus plying on a main road in the Uva Province. As there were several bends on this road the driver was careful to drive slowly when manoeuvring the bus through these bends. The driver of another bus travelling in the opposite direction informed him that another bus was ahead of him. Soon after receiving the warning the bus driver lost no time in increasing his speed and soon started blaming passengers who were alighting for slowing him down.With great reluctance he stopped the bus to allow passengers to get down along the route taken by him.

The shouts of some of the passengers who were seated in the rear of the bus startled him. They shouted that the bus had left without the bus conductor, who had alighted from the bus to make room for the passengers to disembark.

The driver had no alternative but to halt the bus by the side of the road and wait patiently for the conductor of his bus to catch up. The passengers had enjoyed the scenario only to see the conductor who was left behind getting down from the bus that was following them. (Viyaluwa Correspondent)

  Comments - 14

  • Ram Friday, 08 December 2017 09:20 AM

    Police must take steps to locate the Bus and the Driver and charge the driver for carrying paid passengers without a conductor

    ANTON Friday, 08 December 2017 09:40 AM


    thusitha Tuesday, 12 December 2017 01:45 PM

    With money collected

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 08 December 2017 10:03 AM

    Village bastards learn the hard way, but still fail to learn even after that.

    Ajja Friday, 08 December 2017 10:06 AM

    So called Bus Nuts

    Scooby Doo Friday, 08 December 2017 10:38 AM

    LMAO. Joke of the day. I cannot stop laughing. I bet, this kind of incidents only happens in Sri Lanka.

    sachith Friday, 08 December 2017 10:49 AM

    This is very common thing. Most times, passengers ring the bell and inform driver about it.

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 08 December 2017 05:10 PM

    They should not do it.

    Dinuka Friday, 08 December 2017 10:49 AM

    Beat that INDIA!

    Lord Wolfstein Friday, 08 December 2017 10:57 AM

    Good lesson for a rowdy driver. To avoid this kind of problems equip all buses with GPS that the movements can be monitored. There should be heavy fines for drivers who not obey to the time tables.

    ANTON Friday, 08 December 2017 11:12 AM


    Park Friday, 08 December 2017 06:30 PM

    Why cannot the Minister of Transport make it compulsory for the Private buses to be installed with the "speed limiting units"?

    indika Monday, 11 December 2017 11:11 AM

    if the minister and traffic police read this, they should take action. there is proof for what the Bus driver has done.well, our guys does not take anything seriously.

    Donald Duck Thursday, 14 December 2017 07:43 AM

    As the bus stopped at my halt. The driver said get up and get off, are you stuck to the seat, hurry hurry and then he held my arm and practically pushed me off the bus. Bloody idiots licenses should be cancelled.

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