Following the disclosure of worrying accident statistics at the recent public question time in Ilford, the transport committee will be reviewing the record of these controversial vehicles. Complaints about the buses include:
Safety - are they prone to more accidents?
Fare evasion - up to four times the level found on other buses.
Shortage of seats - good news for buggies and wheelchairs but bad news for older passengers and pregnant women.
Unsuitability for narrow, crowded streets - particularly in the centre of town.
Ilford North MP Lee Scott has welcomed the review, saying 'These numbers are at an unacceptable level and are not to be tolerated. I want to see a far bigger analysis as some roads simply cannot cope with them.'
I hope that passengers and bus drivers will let us have their views on the buses. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org .
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