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Ask for a changeover if you get a flat tyre

Jan 23, 2015Bus Express

There is an issue at Ryde Depot with members reporting that they have been asked by the radio room to drive buses back to the depot with a flat tyre.

The union advises ALL members to immediately ask for a changeover if you get a flat tyre.

If the radio room asks you to drive the bus back the union’s advice is to politely decline.

Driving with a flat tyre is potentially dangerous and it is not clear who is responsible if an incident occurs – such as the tyre coming off the rim and hitting a pedestrian.

The union does not believe that the radio room should ever ask operators to drive with a flat tyre and is disputing this issue. Members will be kept informed of the outcome.

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