Mon­key drives No. 22 bus!

Firm goes nuts over ape stunt

Midweek Sport - - FRONT PAGE - By REX ROW­LANDS [email protected]­

A BUS driver who let a MON­KEY drive his coach for more than a MILE has been sus­pended.

The shock­ing in­ci­dent came to light after a video of the in­ci­dent went vi­ral.

The 36-year-old driver is seen smil­ing and pat­ting the lan­gur mon­key as it sits on the wheel of the mov­ing bus in footage shot by a pas­sen­ger.

A spokesman for the In­dian govern­ment’s road trans­port cor­po­ra­tion said: “Driver M Prakash has been taken off duty for al­low­ing the mon­key to sit on the steer­ing wheel and to han­dle it.


“Pas­sen­gers’ safety is para­mount and the driver can­not risk it by al­low­ing a mon­key on the steer­ing.”

The ter­ri­fy­ing stunt took place last Mon­day but au­thor­i­ties only learnt of it after the video was shared on so­cial me­dia.

There were around 30 pas­sen­gers on the bus at the time and none of them com­plained.

Lo­cal me­dia re­ports say the lan­gur boarded with a pas­sen­ger and was at the wheel for al­most 10 min­utes.

The bus was on its reg­u­lar trip around Da­van­gere, some 200 miles from re­gional cap­i­tal Ban­ga­lore, when the in­ci­dent took place.

Sorry, I can’t change a ten­ner!

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