Friday, 3 July 2009
The BUS FUSS and the NOISE that ANNOYS
Well happy Bus Users you might be wondering what has happened to the little matter of Noise aka Music on Connex Buses in Jersey.
You will remember from previous blogs on here and research undertaken by “The Voice” that the playing of radios and recorded tapes is illegal without a Performing Rights Society Licence for each vehicle – and that some members of the long suffering and paying public have protested. At least one complaining passenger was threatened with being thrown off the bus by one driver!!!!!
So now it transpires that TTS have issued instructions that the music must be removed unless Connex pay for the licences and Connex refuse to cough up the £60 or so per vehicle.
So who dear bus users actually wants the noise?
Well it transpires that it is the drivers who are insisting on keeping the noise for their own distraction whilst they are negotiating the hazards on Jersey roads!!!! And because Connex management is afraid to upset their staff during current wage negotiations the noise stays.
Once again the failure to enforce the law in Jersey when it doesn’t suit is exposed.
Even such a small matter as noise on buses is beyond Minister Constable Jackson and his TTS Department to control.
Let us hope that all these useless Constables are removed from the States soon. Now that is something worth making a noise about!!!!!!
Submitted by Thomas Wellard.