According to an Eyewitness News (EWN) report, an Eagle Liner bus was pegged speeding at over 150km/h on the freeway! The bus, traveling between Johannesburg and Pretoria, was not exactly caught by the metro police on camera or laser, but was video shot by a guy who drove alongside it. Obviously he also broke the law probably twice while acquiring his footage: first by using presumably a cell phone to shoot the getaway bus, then by exceeding 120km/h.
The bus company says it has suspended the bus driver, as well as his controller at the office, pending a full investigation into the matter. The Eagle Liner website claims “Our coaches are tracked by satellite in our 24-hour Operations Control Room to ensure both our route operation and drivers are constantly monitored.” Therefore any driver breaking the speed limit would immediately come on their radar. Buses are not allowed to exceed 100km/h.
Eagle Liner has been in existence for over 16 years and operates 34 buses between Gauteng, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu Natal.