These deathtraps

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Re: Defending wooden buses 

Tourists may see them as quaint transport but one short ride is all they want, not daily trips over the cross-island road or along the abomination that is the road between Apia and Mulifanua.

Two children died in a wooden bus that was swept away in Lano about 5 years ago. 

Modern busses have more active and passive safety systems, but I cannot think of any busses, irrespective of their construction that are designed to tip over in a flooded river without endangering the occupants.

Lives must be cheap in Samoa, otherwise the great majority would be right behind the phasing out of these deathtraps. 

 

S.P.

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