Tag "roads"

Only a ban will drive us from cars

SINCE 1 March I have taken the opportunity, travelling by car round the island, to observe buses and their passengers. Not in the rush hours, before 9am or between 4-6pm – I try to keep off the roads then. Of 80 buses, at random in all parts of the island, 56 were empty, 12 had three or fewer passengers, nine had up to 10 passengers and three appeared to have more than 10 passengers.

School bus gets in a bit of a tight spot

This bus in Candie Road, St Andrew's, found its path blocked by a van, while on the way to pick up school children. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 1324680)

WHEN a regular bus met a van travelling in the opposite direction on Candie Road in St Andrews, neither was able to make it through the gap, resulting in backed-up traffic and queues.