Translux Bus and Driver Being Investigated for Illegal Overtaking
Yesterday morning, 24 July 2012, a Translux bus was photographed by a member of the public while allegedly illegally overtaking across a solid line. The incident occurred about 50 km before Touws Rivier along the N1.
The bus was apparently on its way to Cape Town, travelling from Laingsburg.
This very serious matter is currently being investigated by the Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works and all the necessary information has been forwarded to Translux.
"I have reported the matter to Translux CEO, Mr Lucky Montana, and have been informed that the driver in question has been removed from the road and is not allowed back behind the wheel of a Translux bus until an internal investigation has been completed by the bus company," said Minister of Transport and Public Works, Robin Carlisle.
The department is keeping in contact with the person who supplied the photograph while the investigation continues.
"We are very grateful to the member of the public for supplying us with this information and encourage other members to be as proactive about their safety, and that of others on our roads," added Minister Carlisle.