Ursula M Mills of gurney Avenue, Hereford, says bus travel is too hot to handle (From Hereford Times)
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Ursula M Mills of gurney Avenue, Hereford, says bus travel is too hot to handle
8:00am Monday 18th June 2012 in Letters
THREE cheers for technology, science, modern life! You flip a switch, push a button, move a cursor and hey presto, you’re in control. Machinery obeys, life’s a doddle.
So, what’s happened to our buses?
On a sweltering hot day (did you miss it? Take my word for it, we really had a few like that) the heaters were pumping away. It was like a hot house in there.
When asked to please switch the blessed things off, the first driver confessed, he didn’t know how. The driver on the return trip informed us that the heaters were coupled to the engine. When the engine runs, so do the heaters.
Really? Then contact head office, call in the engineers, modify, redesign – do something.
We might possibly, against all odds, get a cracking hot summer this year.
The passengers will drop like ninepins. A&E will be full of sufferers from heatstroke. It doesn’t bear thinking about it.
And the poor drivers – a cheerful and pleasant bunch, keeping our bus service running on time, despite the traffic snarl-ups. How would they feel seeing us collapse in our seats?
Have they been trained in first aid?
Will they carry oxygen and icepacks?
URSULA M MILLS, Gurney Avenue, Hereford.