Owning a minibus is a lot of responsibility. As the owner you are responsible for any passengers that you transport and you’re also responsible for ensuring that the vehicle is safe to drive and well-maintained. A good insurance policy is a must. The risks that come with owning a minibus are too great to not have insurance for them. This is proven by a recent news story from Burnley when a teenager stole the keys for his landlady’s minibus and took it for a joyride. Read the full details of the story by clicking the headline.

Landlady gives second chance to Earby minibus joyrider


A JOYRIDER who crashed a community minibus into a parked car had stolen the keys from his landlady, a court heard.

Nathan Scott, 19, caused £1,800 of damage to the minibus when he took it for a spin in the early hours of February 6 this year.

Scott, of Albion Road, Earby, who does not have a driving licence, decided to take the bus, despite a friend telling him not to.

He crashed into a Ford Mondeo, causing £800 of damage to that vehicle, and then into a gatepost at New Road Community Centre, Earby.

Scott was given 140 hours of unpaid work and ordered to pay £260 compensation for aggravated vehicle taking and driving without a licence at Burnley Magistrates’ Court yesterday.
In Furness, the family of Bethany Louise Crook have paid tribute to her after she was struck and killed by a minibus on the A590. Read the full story below.

‘A very beautiful girl’: Family of 14-year-old Bethany Louise Crook pay tribute after A590 minibus tragedy


THE family of a 14-year-old girl who died after being struck by a minibus on the A590 in Furness have paid tribute to a ‘very beautiful girl’.

Bethany Louise Crook, from Lindal-in-Furness, was rushed to Furness General Hospital after the collision, between Lindal and Crossamoor, at around 6pm yesterday but medics were unable to save her.

In a statement released via Cumbria Police this morning, her parents said: “Bethany was a very happy girl who enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.


Source: http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/


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