Thursday, April 17, 2008

Tragedies... But Who Cares?

Imagine you're happily riding on a bus on the way back to your home. Few more hours till you see your loved ones. Getting enough rest on the bus so that you won't look tired when your family sees you.

All of a sudden, you were thrown out of your seat followed by some tyres screeching sound. Bags and people are falling on each other. Everyone is screaming and saying prayers. Some are yelling of pain. Some are stucked underneath the chair.

You think that this is the end. You may never see your family and friends again. All because of a bus ride...

I have experienced myself on a
dangerous bus trip to Terengganu about one month ago. Today, I read about a tragedy happened to a little girl on The Star.

KUALA TERENGGANU: An express bus plunged into a ravine along the Kuala Terengganu-Kota Baru road early yesterday, killing a Thai girl.

According to Bernama, Terengganu deputy police chief Datuk Jalaluddin Abdul Rahman said the other 22 passengers, 15 of them Thai nationals, were injured and had been sent to hospital.

[adapted from The Star Online]


Most of the bus drivers are not fit to drive. They have no ethics, no blains, no values, no senses, no responsibilities but they do have one thing... lots and lots of outstanding traffic summonses.

While this issue has been around for so long, what has the authorities done to curb all these? What? Briberies? I don't know.

I think that the bus companies should fire all these useless bus drivers and replace them with well-trained drivers [like those aircraft pilot]. Some 30 lives is at stake of only a pair of hands and feet controlling the four-wheeled-vehicle.

Anyway, who cares? Billy, out.

1 comment:

Yun Yi said...

datz y...i hate to travel by bus... scary sia...~ even rapid kl is scary sumtimes. but dat one no choice...coz datz d only public transportation we have here in cyber =(

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