Transport for London must look at bus policy within the capital as a matter of urgency to stop the increase in accidents involving London buses, and deaths.
Firstly the candidates who are given jobs as drivers must be looked at carefully, with many drivers complaining of the increasing pressure on them by Transport for London The other aspect is the increased level of immigrant drivers who do not have a high enough aptitude to either command a double decker, bendy bus on the demanding London, routes and have a poor or low level grasp of English.
With recent incidents including in February a passenger suffering serious head injuries when his bus, on a diversion, had its roof sheared off, Transport for London decided drivers introduced an alarm sounding if the bus goes within 90 meters of a low structure.
The £117 million bus technology update, iBus, also sees the criticised ‘Talking bus’ system introduced on the network. Commuters on test routes, like the 73 bendy buses, have called the automated street announcements irritating.
Despite these new additions in technology on London buses more and more accidents seem to be happening on the “Your right to know blog” the following have been logged:
“My mother was trapped between the doors last Saturday 14th October on the No:25 driver end door when he realised what he had done he quickly re-opended the doors without any warning to my mother causing her to fall face forward onto the pavement/road (bus was parked away from the kerb) for a 79 year old pensioner her injuries are horrific.”
Thelondondailynews.com will be investigating the growing number of accidents and deaths caused by London buses.