Bus driver told to continue driving despite bald tyres
Basel public transport is under fire for telling a bus driver it is ok to drive his bus with bald tyres.
The driver noticed one front tryre had lost almost all its tread. The control centre told him they’re aware of the problem, due to a misaligned wheel, but he should still drive it.
The driver says he recorded the call and warned he would use it to protect himself if the police stopped him. The recording has been leaked to the press.
The Federal Roads Office is confirming the tyre would be illegal and the driver is the person ultimately responsible to make sure the vehicle is road worthy – even a bus driver.