Dear Barbados Free Press,
So sorry to hear of yet another serious bus crash here in Barbados. I am not in the least surprised as my husband and I who are on holiday from England think ourselves lucky to be alive after a horrendous yellow bus ride last Friday!! We had lunch at Mullins Beach and were returning to Holetown when we refused to get on one bus as it was well overloaded.
We got on the next bus to find ourselves being shouted at to move back up the bus to let more people on. There was no room to move and we hung on for grim death, even the fare collector was hanging out the door!
The driver was doing about fifty miles an hour overtaking the bus in front and braking so hard we could barely hang on. Why is this patently obvious breach of health and safety being allowed? Why are the police not around to see this happen?
The worst time to travel is after two thirty pm. I have spoken to many other holidaymakers who have also been scared to death and will not return to Barbados as they say they don’t feel safe using public transport. What a shame as this island and it’s people are lovely. Such a shame nobody cares enough to make sure this madness is policed.
(Author’s name supplied but withheld by BFP editor)