Ebdons Tours MD praises drivers in difficult conditions

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Keith Payne, MD of Ebdons Tours, has commended coach drivers braving the elements in the snowy conditions over the weekend.

Speaking to CBW, he said his drivers undertook an “excellent and professional job”, adding: “I should echo this sentiment to all coach and bus drivers who go out in the snow to get Britain moving.

“It’s pretty rare we stop and actually thank our drivers; they plough through and get on with it.

“I had about six out on Saturday night in thick snow, with three in Oxfordshire on quite long journeys. These journeys were completed without incident.”

Keith went on to say how their passengers did not have to think about the tough driving conditions, which shows the faith they had in the drivers, and highlights their level of professionalism.

His advice to other operators was simple: be careful and don’t attempt journeys if in any doubt of safety to passengers or staff.

Unfortunately the weekend did not pass completely incident-free, with a three-vehicle crash on the A12 near Martlesham in Suffolk involving a school coach which injured a car driver.

A coach also skidded on ice and blocked the road through Bedlinog, Merthyr Tydfil, on Sunday morning but no-one was hurt.