Car hit by stray bus wheel

Bucks Free Press: The aftermath The aftermath

A COUNCILLOR from Bledlow Ridge got a huge surprise when a wheel from a public bus smashed into his car.

Nigel Cox, of Bledlow-Cum-Saunderton Parish Council, was driving home along Chinnor Road in Bledlow Ridge when he saw a Red Rose bus driving towards him.

To his great shock he saw a shadow go across the road in front of him and the wheel hit him in the front of his car.

It then bounced away across the road and into the hedge. The wheel had come off the bus.

Cllr Cox's car was written off.

He said: "It was quite scary. It was a big wheel- like a Land Rover wheel.

"Suddenly there is 150 kilos coming towards you.

"If the wheel had bounced up on the bonnet and through the windscreen it would have been RIP."

Cllr Cox reported it to the police as it involved a public service vehicle.

Police confirmed the collision was reported to them on November 5 at 4.37pm.

Red Rose Travel, which is based in Aylesbury, did not respond to a request for a comment.

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11:22am Wed 11 Dec 13

Darren Hayday says...

I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?) Darren Hayday

12:42pm Wed 11 Dec 13

gotanybiscuits? says...

November 5th was a month ago!!
November 5th was a month ago!! gotanybiscuits?

1:54pm Wed 11 Dec 13

J B Blackett says...

gotanybiscuits? wrote:
November 5th was a month ago!!
News (and wheels) travel fast in Bledlow Ridge - allegedly.
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A scary and potentially life-threatening experience for the unfortunate driver , we think.
[quote][p][bold]gotanybiscuits?[/bold] wrote: November 5th was a month ago!![/p][/quote]News (and wheels) travel fast in Bledlow Ridge - allegedly. . A scary and potentially life-threatening experience for the unfortunate driver , we think. J B Blackett

5:03pm Wed 11 Dec 13

motco says...

What an appallingly poor level of maintenance!
What an appallingly poor level of maintenance! motco

9:09pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
It Is Statutory requirement that L. P. C. vehicles are examined every six weeks along with H. G .V.s It is a fairly common occurrence for wheel nuts to come loose, they should be checked daily by the driver, and generally are at the start of a shift .They have a visual device on each wheel nut that will tell you if the wheel nuts are loose,
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)[/p][/quote]It Is Statutory requirement that L. P. C. vehicles are examined every six weeks along with H. G .V.s It is a fairly common occurrence for wheel nuts to come loose, they should be checked daily by the driver, and generally are at the start of a shift .They have a visual device on each wheel nut that will tell you if the wheel nuts are loose, Dickitdo

9:46pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
It Is Statutory requirement that L. P. C. vehicles are examined every six weeks along with H. G .V.s It is a fairly common occurrence for wheel nuts to come loose, they should be checked daily by the driver, and generally are at the start of a shift .They have a visual device on each wheel nut that will tell you if the wheel nuts are loose,
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)[/p][/quote]It Is Statutory requirement that L. P. C. vehicles are examined every six weeks along with H. G .V.s It is a fairly common occurrence for wheel nuts to come loose, they should be checked daily by the driver, and generally are at the start of a shift .They have a visual device on each wheel nut that will tell you if the wheel nuts are loose, Dickitdo

9:51pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

motco wrote:
What an appallingly poor level of maintenance!
How do you know that ?
[quote][p][bold]motco[/bold] wrote: What an appallingly poor level of maintenance![/p][/quote]How do you know that ? Dickitdo

10:13pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

gotanybiscuits? wrote:
November 5th was a month ago!!
Poor Mr cox was so shocked he has only just started to speak again !. And to quote Mr. Cox "If the wheel had bounced up on the bonnet and though the windscreen it would have been RIP" I would not mind betting that is probably understated , I think he Ripped and Thrarped and shook his leg feverously after this unfortunate incident.
[quote][p][bold]gotanybiscuits?[/bold] wrote: November 5th was a month ago!![/p][/quote]Poor Mr cox was so shocked he has only just started to speak again !. And to quote Mr. Cox "If the wheel had bounced up on the bonnet and though the windscreen it would have been RIP" I would not mind betting that is probably understated , I think he Ripped and Thrarped and shook his leg feverously after this unfortunate incident. Dickitdo

10:44pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Bartholomew HuckleBerry says...

Wheels of the bus do actually go around and around
Wheels of the bus do actually go around and around Bartholomew HuckleBerry

12:53am Thu 12 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

Bartholomew HuckleBerry wrote:
Wheels of the bus do actually go around and around
Yes quite ! All day long. I think that I have just about covered that one as well.
[quote][p][bold]Bartholomew HuckleBerry[/bold] wrote: Wheels of the bus do actually go around and around[/p][/quote]Yes quite ! All day long. I think that I have just about covered that one as well. Dickitdo

12:54pm Thu 12 Dec 13

northern_monkey says...

He said: "It was quite scary. It was a big wheel- like a Land Rover wheel

Wasn't it more like an, erm, bus wheel?
He said: "It was quite scary. It was a big wheel- like a Land Rover wheel Wasn't it more like an, erm, bus wheel? northern_monkey

8:51pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Tony.. says...

Makes a change from the buses just losing diesel onto the road!!
Makes a change from the buses just losing diesel onto the road!! Tony..

12:54pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sidthesexist says...

All i can say is. Karma!
All i can say is. Karma! sidthesexist

12:57pm Fri 13 Dec 13

sidthesexist says...

Darren Hayday wrote:
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe..
[quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)[/p][/quote]Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe.. sidthesexist

1:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Darren Hayday says...

sidthesexist wrote:
Darren Hayday wrote:
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe..
Blimey - remind me not to follow too close to any buses in the near future - old or new!
[quote][p][bold]sidthesexist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)[/p][/quote]Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe..[/p][/quote]Blimey - remind me not to follow too close to any buses in the near future - old or new! Darren Hayday

4:30pm Sun 15 Dec 13

The SURGEON says...

I guess this what we can expect to happen more and more now we let women drive buses. I just hope and pray that it won't be a British citizen who is the first to be killed by the next stray bus wheel.
I guess this what we can expect to happen more and more now we let women drive buses. I just hope and pray that it won't be a British citizen who is the first to be killed by the next stray bus wheel. The SURGEON

2:56am Mon 16 Dec 13

Dickitdo says...

sidthesexist wrote:
Darren Hayday wrote:
I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport.

I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)
Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe..
You have got that one completely wrong ! I know what you are trying to insinuate, but it did not happen anything like you have tried to describe . I will not go into many details on here, but I can assure you that this did not happen in the way you describe . It did not involve any Ministry HGV PSV Testing Stations. I believe the person involved was forced to retire about 30 years ago on a slightly different issue .But Just as serious ,
[quote][p][bold]sidthesexist[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Darren Hayday[/bold] wrote: I've noticed that there are many of these very old buses that are still on our roads - that have been done up I guess to match the demand for school transport. I wonder how often they are checked (once a year when they go through their MOT and service?)[/p][/quote]Unsure how it is done nowadays, but a few years ago at least companies with large fleets of busses didn't have to have to have the whole fleet inspected. Instead they would just take one bus (Usually a brand new one they had just bought) up to the testing station at somewhere like Yeading and have it inspected to prove they were maintaining their fleet. Said inspector would then be taken out for a slap up meal and be handed a large brown envelope under the table as he signed off their fleet as being safe..[/p][/quote]You have got that one completely wrong ! I know what you are trying to insinuate, but it did not happen anything like you have tried to describe . I will not go into many details on here, but I can assure you that this did not happen in the way you describe . It did not involve any Ministry HGV PSV Testing Stations. I believe the person involved was forced to retire about 30 years ago on a slightly different issue .But Just as serious , Dickitdo

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