Their signature annoyance practice is to take over you, get in front of you and then stop, so that they can pick up customers in the shortest possible amount of time. Yes, so suddenly you find the road ahead of you blocked. You have to make extra effort to pull away to move on. But then before you knew it, the same buseta that you have moved away from managed to cut back in front of you because it’s in a hurry to get more passengers. So, advice for Bogotá driving – do not drive on the inside lane (unless you have no choice!)
Apart from being the nuisance on Bogotá’s roads, their damage to the city is mainly in the pollution they make. As they exhale their trademark clouds of black smoke, so bad that you think they’re fueled by coal, commuters around them feel ever more unhealthy.
But apparently the situation has already been improved. The city now has 7,000 less busetas than before, thanks to Transmilenio.