GoBus Might Lose Their License After the Alamien/Wady El Natron Road Accident
Al Mogaz has just reported that the General Authority For Roads, Bridges & Land Transport (GARBLT) are possibly looking into withdrawing GoBus’ license.
GoBus is the leading method of transportation between cities in Egypt; especially touristic ones.
The action was a direct consequence of the recent GoBus accident that took place last Friday on the Alamien/Wady El Natron Road, on its way to the North Coast. The GoBus clashed with a large truck, resulting in the the loss of six lives, and injuring 20.
Major General Adel Turk, the president of GARBLT, stated that “GARBLT are only responsible to give the license for private and public transportation companies after checking that their buses are suitable and meet the requirements of the road, but they are not responsible for drivers that do not abide by the speed limits.”
He also added that “GARBLT withdraws the license of companies that are not keen to abide by the laws, and if they experience several accidents. No one is above the law, and the ones responsible will be judged.”
According to World Health Organisation, Egypt loses about 12,000 lives due to road traffic crashes every year.