Lockington's Everyday Fiji ... Life Goes On
Allen Lockington is a self-employed customs agent and business consultant who has regular articles published in Fiji. I thank Allen for permission to reprint some of them in this political blog. They remind us that life goes on, whatever the political situation. And it's good to know that.
Just like a boat that carries passengers and an aircraft that is checked each time it lands, road public service vehicles should also have rules and requirements to follow.
If we would use safety checks similar to those used with boats and aircraft for all vehicles, and especially buses, we would bring down the possibility of buses burning or going out of control because of failed breaks or some other mechanical issue. Aircraft engineers have checklists for their aircraft. Can we introduce this for buses with lists submitted to the Land Transport Authority every month. All defects found would be listed and a note made on how they were fixed. If buses are checked regularly like this we would avoid accidents like the bus that burst into flames last week.
We would be one step ahead and be more likely to know if a bus or other vehicle was about to have a problem.