Friday, 20 January 2006

Bus Crunch

I was coming back home today, quite happy that the whole London transport system was working well and I'd be back quickly when the bus had an accident with a white van. Basically, the white van tried to sneak on the bus in the inside lane while turning around Hammersmith roundabout. Now, on a sharp turn like this, a bus needs more than one lane to manoeuvre and it will take the extra room on the inside. So, it went crunch! There wasn't much but it still took the two drivers 10 minutes to argue it out. Therefore I have a piece of advice for white van men: you are smaller than a bus so don't push your luck, even if you think your souped up Ford Transit is faster than a Ferrari.

1 comment:

Philipp said...

Your example is one of the evidences that van drivers are really 'folk devils'. I still can't imagine how they dare to behave themselves on a road so madly. It is true that man and van is now most often viewed as a mobile thug – a dangerous threat to the decent, right-thinking, motoring majority.
Happy that you did not come to harm.