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Stop Bus Drivers Driving Excessive Hours

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Currently, UK bus drivers are allowed to drive up to 7hrs 45 minutes without a break.. And whilst some bus companies would never allow a driver to drive for this long continuously, others have driving duties far in excess of 6 hours. If it's illegal to drive a load of ping pong balls for more than 4 hrs 30mins without a 45 minute break under current EU legislation why are Bus drivers allowed to transport the most valuable resource on the planet for much longer periods ?  Buses, by their very nature are largely town based and encounter a great deal many more pedestrians, schools etc than their cargo carrying cousins.. I firmly believe that bus drivers should have a maximum working time in line with the EU LGV Drivers Hours.

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