even your school. Or the road to school.
Innocent lives lost. Lives of young children
who had a future waiting for them to taste. The loss of whose lives snuffed out the light
of many peoples lives. Bodies maimed. Minds scarred. By the trauma of approaching
death. When they hadnt even started living.
What can we do?
state transport buses should be used by schools to ferry students of government schools.
Efforts have also been made by officials to visit schools and check buses for overcrowding
ban was also announced on autorickshaws carrying more than 3 people. Here Virtual Pune has
come up with some more suggestions.
Use only fully trained drivers verify their track record, make sure
they are medically fit.
|| Display the
school bus sign when in use
Drivers should be familiarized with handling procedures regarding
accidents and breakdowns.
Drivers should not smoke, drink alcohol or wear slippers on duty.
School bus drivers should have at least five years experience in
driving a heavy motor vehicle.
School bus drivers should not have more than 2 challans for a minor
offence and should never had been charged with rash or negligent driving.
All heavy vehicles and goods carriers have to install speed governors
All heavy vehicles are banned from overtaking.
Particulars of drivers employed by an operator of heavy motor
vehicles will have to be furnished to the transport department.
squads will carry out surprise checks.