Once again, another bus has crashed in the Philippines. And YES! Once again, due to faulty maintenance. A few months ago, Florida Bus lines had a bus lose control and roll down a hillside, killing a sizable number of its occupants. At least, in Victory’s case, only one death occurred. Although 40 of the passengers shared an assortment of injuries, only 6 have been reported as having to remain hospitalized.
So why do the lives of so many people have to continually be threatened, simply because these companies are being cheap and ignorant when it comes to maintaining a more realistic level of safety with their vehicles? And let’s not forget the fact that most of the nations buses, jeepneys, taxis and tricycles are being driven by incompetent fools who have been put into the drivers seat without a license or any kind of proper training.
Well, one thing is for sure. Unlike President Aquino. The company owners have no else to blame… but themselves.