London bus with Specsavers advert on the side loses its roof in a crash
A London bus driver perhaps needs to follow the advice of the advert on the side of his bus after this little bump. The double decker that was about 16ft tall lost a large portion of its top deck after going under a 12ft 6ins tall. The bus is now also 12ft 6ins tall. But in a cruel twist of irony, the bus had adverts for Specsavers on the side. A witness said: ‘I heard a lorry sounding its horn and looked round. It was trying to warn the bus in front of it about the low bridge.
‘But the bus didn’t slow down at all and only applied its brakes after the impact. The roof was left hanging off. ‘There seemed to be two learner drivers and an inspector on the bus. I’d say it was going no more than 20 mph when it crashed.’ The roof was sliced open by the impact of the crash in Old Oak Common Lane, North-West London, this morning at around 10am but luckily no passengers were on board at the time.
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With the every creasing amount of Bus crashes seen on the streets of the capital, we feel that TfL should now launch an inquiry to find out just how many of these bus drivers are working for Uber part time.
TfL private hire roundels can be seen on many vehicles parked outside bus garages all over London.
Taxi Leaks asks the question, should a driver who's been working an 8 hour night shift, working for Uber, be allowed to then take out a London bus?