Monday, September 22, 2008

How's About Retraining the Bus Drivers?

Susan Mirabaud, owner of the 15th Century Bookshop in Lewes, Sussex, England, must think there's a HIT ME sign painted on her building. This is the second time in five years that it's been hit by a bus. Five years ago, a double decker bus clipped the bookshop and ripped off part of the roof and caused serious damage to the overhang. She's understandably concerned. She's lived in the building for over twenty years, and it's the last unaltered fifteenth-century building in Lewes. You can read the full article here.

The bookshop is on the High Street, which is supposedly for one-way traffic only. Then why was the building clipped--yet again--by two buses trying to pass each other? Instead of the authorities saying there's nothing they can do, perhaps they should see about retraining the bus drivers? Just a thought!

I've included two photos that I took in Essex and Suffolk--both of bookshops. The one on the left is in Saffron Walden; the one on the right in Clare. Just click on each one to view it full size.

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