First of all I’m really sorry about the title but this video felt too much like an opportunity for click bait! Do watch it till the end, it really is worth it.
And after watching this video the first reaction is, most probably, to laugh, but when you start thinking how this was a bus full of people then the situation becomes more serious, bordering on frightening.
This video was uploaded to YouTube on the 31st of August and already has 5000 views, shows the sorry state of public transport. The more time goes by the more Arriva is looking like a distant dream Malta should have clutched onto.
Unfortunately this incident happened just one day before The Malta Independent featured a story about a bus driver who mocked a lady by first insulting her saying “Itla, kemm ghandek h**a ma s****k” and then continuing by calling her a goat, completing the whole charade with goat noises.
The main problem with public transport nowadays is that there is less of a sense of accountability. Had this incident happened with Arriva a complaint would be in order, but nowadays people don’t feel like it’s worth their time and energy to contact the Public Transport Authority because it will just fall on deaf ears.
We’ll wait for the new bus operators with bated breath but in the meantime, Minister Joe Mizzi, don’t you think it’s time for an explanation as to why these things keep on happening?