THE EDITOR, Sir:
It's Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at about 1:35 p.m. and I am in my car in a line of traffic on Old Hope Road, near the exit of Campion College and not too far from the police station. I look in my right side mirror and notice that there is a big yellow JUTC bus edging out of the line of traffic.
I instantly have a flashback to January 2011 when two persons died after a car mowed them down at the bus stop. The driver of the car was overtaking a long line of traffic. Subsequently, the relevant authorities painted an unbroken white line, demonstrating that there should only be two lanes and a third should not be created.
So I begin to watch the JUTC bus in my rear-view and side mirrors to see what will happen. To my horror, the JUTC bus (and two other vehicles) proceed to overtake the long line of stationary vehicles from the bus stop at Campion College to the plaza below the gas station. See the accompanying picture to demonstrate this.
In addition, the JUTC bus did not even turn right at the stop light but proceeded to manoeuvre through the traffic and took the 'give way' and turned left.
Why cannot we learn to be disciplined and exercise patience? Why must lives be lost as a result of indiscipline?
PO Box 5606
EDITOR'S NOTE: Licence number PE9568