Reddin Coaches from Muff fined £400 for being driven in dangerous state

A Donegal based bus company has been fined £400 for letting one of his vehicles to be driven in a dangerous state in County Derry.

The 53-seater bus belonging to Reddin Coaches was stopped by police on the Limavady road on 26 February.

When police examined the bus on February 26th, they found the windscreen was cracked, the indicator and the reverse lights were defective, and two back seats were secured with cables only.

The officers also found that the bus did not have a first aid box.

Defence solicitor Paddy McDermott told Derry Magistrates Court that 42 year old Don Patrick Reddin of Kilderry, Muff, County Donegal had been operating a school bus service in the north west for 20 years without any similar convictions.

He said since this incident the defendant has introduced a daily safely check on all of his school buses.