Highlights — 02 August 2017 — by Albert J. Ciego
Transport Department considers taking action against J&J Bus Company and driver

BELIZE CITY, Fri. July 28, 2017–The National Department of Transport is considering suspending the Road Service Permit for the J&J Bus Company that travels from Benque Viejo Del Carmen to Belize City, to Chetumal, and charging one of its drivers after a disgusted passenger took a video of the bus operating in what seems to be a reckless manner on the highway.

The video shows the driver of the J&J bus deliberately using the bus to block and impede another bus from passing. The incident occurred yesterday on the George Price Highway.

The video shows a Sylvan bus trying to overtake the J&J bus, both of them traveling to Belize City. The J&J driver was deliberately monopolizing the road, using two lanes so that the Sylvan could not overtake him.

When a Coke truck overtook the J&J, the Sylvan bus tried to squeeze in behind it, but the J&J bus then lurched back into the middle of the road, causing the Sylvan bus to have to slow down.

When the buses arrived in Cotton Tree, the J&J bus parked across the highway, still preventing the other bus from passing.

In a press release issued on Thursday, July 27, The Department of Transport said that besides constituting a traffic violation, such behavior endangers the lives of passengers aboard the buses and other road users.

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