Bus driver said ice was too bad to continue
I am aware of the hazards of driving on snow and ice-covered roads like the ones we are having to cope with at the time of writing this letter, but I felt that I needed to bring this incident to your attention.
On Saturday, January 19, my wife and I were waiting for a bus in Twerton High Street. We wanted to travel to Kelston View in Whiteway.
We arrived at the bus stop at 10.14pm, the bus arrived at approximately 10.25pm. We boarded the bus only to be told by the driver that he would not be travelling the full journey, (to Whiteway Circle) and his journey would terminate at Shaws Way.
When I asked him why he just shrugged his shoulders and mumbled something about ice.
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This I found hard to believe because buses using this route had been doing so through the day and evening without any problems.
Having no other option we got off the bus at the bottom of Poolemead Road and prepared to walk the rest of the way. I am 71 years old and my wife is 68.
As the footpaths were far too dangerous to walk on, we had no alternative but to use the road. This was also precarious because as the road surface was free of ice or snow other vehicles were using it.
We live on the bus route so our annoyance was further compounded when about 15 minutes after having arrived home a bus drove past our house, also they were running at 7.45am on Sunday morning.
In no way would I have wanted him to take risks, but knowing the road conditions were fine this was well out of order.
C LEWIS Whiteway Bath