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Driver suspended after monkey 'drives' bus

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An Indian bus driver has been suspended - for letting a monkey "drive" his bus.

This is despite not one of the 30-or-so passengers on board the vehicle in southern Karnataka state complaining about their furry chauffeur.

However, when a video of the relaxed - and apparently competent - langur monkey taking the wheel went viral, the human driver's employers took action.

The safety of passengers cannot be put at risk by "allowing a monkey on the steering" wheel, a spokesman said.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, this has not been an entirely popular decision with internet users delighted by the short clip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-45772168

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=7Cty9TfQb84

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Eldorado

It's a shame but rules are rules. No monkey business at work.

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Jenn8779

Dang.... that monkey is probably a better driver than most of the humans I've seen

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Taun

I agree that he should have been reprimanded... Everyone knows that monkeys are only allowed to used as substitutes for politicians...

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XenoFish
20 hours ago, Jenn8779 said:

Dang.... that monkey is probably a better driver than most of the humans I've seen

Rumor has it the monkey got his license soon after. 

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seanjo

The driver is driving, the Monkey is sitting on the steering wheel.

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Carlos Allende

LIES. Everyone knows Monkey flies around on a cloud.

 

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Stiff

I was waiting for the driver to say "Right turn Clyde"

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Vox

I thought monkeys were only useful as wrenches?

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third_eye

To be frank, I have had on some occasions to have the pleasure of riding on a bus driven by a hairy wench

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AllPossible

So the driver of the limo who killed 19 people was ok to drive but the monkey is a problem

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third_eye

Like they say in the business, nothing beats a handy wrench though ...

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aztek
Just now, seanjo said:

The driver is driving, the Monkey is sitting on the steering wheel.

yep pretty clear the driver is steering, the monkey is just siting there, not controlling anything.  however it could be a distraction, but it is nothing compared to what bus drivers in Russia do. try driving, smoking, talking on the phone, drinking beer, and collect fare

Multitasking+lvl+russian_cb8bf0_3351670.

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seanjo
11 minutes ago, aztek said:

yep pretty clear the driver is steering, the money is just siting there, not controlling anything.  however it could be a distraction, but it is nothing compared to what bus drivers in Russia do. try driving, smoking, talking on the phone, drinking beer, and collect fare

Multitasking+lvl+russian_cb8bf0_3351670.

I'm moving to Russia!

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