SBS Transit bus driver suspended for reversing on AYE after missing exit

The driver of service 147e was filmed making the dangerous move near the Ayer Rajah Expressway's Lower Delta Road exit at about 8am on June 28, 2018.
The driver of service 147e was filmed making the dangerous move near the Ayer Rajah Expressway's Lower Delta Road exit at about 8am on June 28, 2018.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/ROADS.SG

SINGAPORE - An SBS Transit bus driver has been suspended from driving for reversing his vehicle on the Ayer Rajah Expressway after missing an exit.

The driver of service 147e was filmed making the dangerous move on Thursday (June 28) at about 8am near the expressway's Lower Delta Road exit.

In response to queries, SBS Transit senior vice-president of corporate communications Tammy Tan said that the bus driver's actions were very dangerous and had put the safety of passengers and motorists at risk.

"This is not something we condone and we will be taking disciplinary action against him," she said. "We have suspended him from driving duties with immediate effect."

In the dashboard camera video footage, which was posted on Facebook page Roads.sg, the bus was shown on the leftmost lane with its reverse lights on. Other vehicles could be seen moving slowly past it in the next lane.

Ms Tan said bus captains are aware that if they accidentally go off route while on duty, they should contact the Operations Control Centre for assistance.

This is for safety reasons, she added.

"We apologise to affected commuters and motorists for any distress and inconvenience caused, and are thankful that no one was injured as a result," she said.