A Youtube video shows a motorbike rider taking a video of two private passenger buses plying from Covai to Pollachi, racing on the Coimbatore-Pollachi highway, with traffic flowing on both the sides.
While there are other passenger and goods vehicles on the same route, both the private buses are seen driving at breakneck speed and even changing lanes occasionally to overtake the other bus.
In some occasions, these private bus drivers made other vehicles to run between them. It made the other drivers coming from opposite end left scared because there is construction work happening on the highway that could lead to a major accident.
The NH 44 is the connecting road between Pollachi with Coimbatore. Such incidents are dangerous for all travelling on the same route including those commuters traveling in those private buses. The drivers usually race so that they can get more passengers on board than the other as soon as they can.
The licences of the drivers have been suspended after the incident was reported to the district official.
The video of two buses racing on a highway is going viral.