The City’s Transport Authority warns communities against throwing stones at buses and the life-threatening consequences of riding on the rear bumper of a moving bus.
Durban Transport has been faced with this dangerous behavior conducted by young adults including school children.
On most afternoons, the stoning and bumper riding of buses has become the norm especially in areas like uMlazi and Ntuzuma.
In the past six months, about 82 buses had damaged windows caused by the stone throwing. This affects the City’s ability to provide an efficient public transport service while the windows of the buses are being repaired. This results in unnecessary costs for Council and affects bus availability.
The damage of Municipal property is a criminal offence and may lead to prosecution.
The youth are discouraged from riding on the back of moving buses which poses a danger to them and other motorists and could prove fatal.
The City urges parents and the public to assist in stopping this dangerous behavior.
The public can report any incidents they witness to the police or to the uMlazi Depot on 031 906 2651, the Ntuzuma Depot on 031504 3421, or eThekwini Transport Authority on 082 268 4185.