1st of November, 2021. Georgetown, Guyana, South AmericaLast updated: November 1, 2021 at 10:47 am
The notorious recklessness of minibus drivers has once again taken its toll on Guyanese lives. This morning, 1st of November, 2021, at around 9 AM, a minibus driver speeding on the wet road lost control of the bus flipping to the corner of the road. Five persons were reportedly injured. Hopefully, no one has died, but it is not clear at this time.
The accident took place in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America at the junction of Mandela and Home Stretch Avenues, close to the National Culture Center.
The notorious incompetence of minibus drivers, many of whom are unqualified and have “purchased” a driver’s license, is well known across Guyana. Known for speeding, indecency and loud music, minibus accidents are one of the leading causes of road-traffic deaths across Guyana, and many concerned citizens are calling for a ban on this cow-boy style means of transportation which has unfortunately made the roadways of Guyana less safe for decades.
We are of the opinion that greater measures need to be taken to regulate minibus drivers across Guyana in an effort to curb the recklessness and reduce the high rates of road traffic accidents.
We may update this article as more details become available.