Difficult jobs

David Laing’s letter (28 November) criticising Edinburgh’s bus drivers for occasional minor infringements of the Highway Code, is unfair. The job they do is exacting and exceptionally responsible.

I doubt whether Mr Laing’s motoring history includes manoeuvring a seven-ton, 24ft vehicle on a cold, wet night through heavy traffic carrying 50 people, all of whom take the driver’s skills absolutely for granted and with good cause.

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Peter Laidlaw

Edinburgh