Watch double decker bus attempt a three-point turn after getting stuck in a narrow road

By the time he managed to turn the bus around, many passengers had got off

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If you thought that you needed to practice your turn in the road manoeuvre, then it’s nothing compared to this bus driver in Norwich.

He was left struggling to turn his double decker bus around after he accidentally went down a closed road. The driver took at least three minutes to turn the vehicle around on the narrow road yesterday.

The amusing incident was captured on camera by Andy Manley, a director at Norwich Computers shop, who was standing outside the store when the bus got stuck.    

Several people passing by attempted to help the driver turn the bus around. They also tried to prevent it from crashing into the shops on either side of the road. Meanwhile frustrated passengers got off the bus, leaving it nearly empty by the time it was finally facing the right direction. 

The street was closed due to road works which began on Monday and will be lasting for up to 12 weeks.

A spokesman for First told the local media EDP24, “We can confirm that one of our buses drove along Magdalen Street on Tuesday, January 27 as the diversion signs were placed to read ‘No access for any vehicles except buses’.

“We issue staff notices to all of our drivers in advance of roadworks, advising them of the diversion and the diversion route. However, in instances like this, our drivers obey signage on the roads.

“We will remind our drivers about the diversions and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”