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Driver suspended for letting monkey 'drive' bus


Posted on Monday, 8 October, 2018 | Comment icon 13 comments

The monkey didn't even have a license... Image Credit: YouTube / TNIE Videos
An Indian bus driver was subject to disciplinary action after a video emerged showing a monkey at the wheel.
The bizarre incident reportedly took place on Monday in India's southern Karnataka state.

The driver, M Prakash, had seemingly allowed the langur monkey to sit on top of the wheel as he drove along, much to the amusement of the 30-or-so passengers who were on board at the time.

According to reports, the monkey had boarded the bus with a passenger and had refused to leave.

When video footage of the stunt went viral online, the driver's superiors suspended him from duty for risking the passengers' safety by "allowing a monkey on the steering [wheel]".

The decision was later blasted by Internet users who argued that the driver had still been in full control of the bus, despite the furry interloper sitting right in front of him.

It remains to be seen whether or not he will be reinstated following the outcry.


Source: BBC News | Comments (13)

Tags: Monkey, Bus

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #4 Posted by XenoFish on 8 October, 2018, 17:03
Rumor has it the monkey got his license soon after. 
Comment icon #5 Posted by seanjo on 8 October, 2018, 17:39
The driver is driving, the Monkey is sitting on the steering wheel.
Comment icon #6 Posted by Carlos Allende on 8 October, 2018, 17:42
LIES. Everyone knows Monkey flies around on a cloud.  
Comment icon #7 Posted by Stiff on 8 October, 2018, 19:20
I was waiting for the driver to say "Right turn Clyde"
Comment icon #8 Posted by Vox on 8 October, 2018, 23:01
I thought monkeys were only useful as wrenches?
Comment icon #9 Posted by third_eye on 8 October, 2018, 23:11
To be frank, I have had on some occasions to have the pleasure of riding on a bus driven by a hairy wench ~
Comment icon #10 Posted by AllPossible on 8 October, 2018, 23:37
So the driver of the limo who killed 19 people was ok to drive but the monkey is a problem
Comment icon #11 Posted by third_eye on 8 October, 2018, 23:58
Like they say in the business, nothing beats a handy wrench though ... ~
Comment icon #12 Posted by aztek on 9 October, 2018, 15:17
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
Comment icon #13 Posted by seanjo on 9 October, 2018, 15:29
I'm moving to Russia!


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