Commuters and motorists advised to report reckless bus drivers

MEC Ms Sasekani Manzini and MEC Mr Pat Ngomane on one of the buses with Buscor's
Ms Nora Fakude-Nkuna.

MBOMBELA – To help reduce road accidents during October, which is Transport Month, Buscor’s executive chairman, Ms Nora Fakude-Nkuna urged all road users to report negligent driving and misconduct by Buscor bus drivers.

Fakude-Nkuna stated that as part of their contribution to road safety, they would continue to work with all security and law-enforcement agencies to ensure their drivers comply with the rules and regulations of the road.

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“We have already cautioned our drivers against reckless and negligent driving. To ensure that our drivers are always on the game, we usually annually send them on refresher courses and train them to be vigilant and cautious,” she explained.

Sixty per cent of their drivers have professional driver’s national certificates.

Buscor executive chaiman Ms Nora Fakude-Nkuna took a trip in one of her buses to mark the start of Transport Month.

Fakude-Nkuna asked other motorists to be patient when driving close to their long buses.

During Transport Month, the aim is to promote public transport as the preferred mode of transport, to raise awareness and promote road safety.

Buscor is one of the biggest companies in the province, with over 433 buses transporting over 180 000 passengers daily.

Fakude-Nkuna said they were committed to making the journey safe and reducing waiting time and queues at all their terminals.

They are also in the process of rolling out free Wi-Fi in all buses. “This will help our passengers, especially students, to do research or work on the Internet while travelling,” she said.

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The installation of surveillance cameras in some of the buses has been approved, with the project expanding to include all of them later. The footage will help in case of accidents and increase security in buses.

Buscor will also continue to give back to the community through bursaries, supporting vulnerable children and orphans, building and donating houses to the needy, internships and driver-development programmes.

“We understand that our existence is solely depended on our communities’ support. Our gratitude for this Public Transport Month goes to all who support us, the communities, our commuters, fellow road users and our revered staff and, above all, our drivers,” Fakude-Nkuna concluded.

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