The security and safety team in the Ras Al Khaimah Transport Authority carried out inspection campaigns on school transport buses in the emirate’s schools, to determine the extent of the operators’ compliance with the applicable requirements, and to ensure the application of precautionary measures during student transportation.
The authority stated that it pays great attention to the school transport activity, and provides extensive training programs through the smart application of the Compass to train and qualify drivers and supervisors, in addition to permanent and continuous inspection throughout the school year by the security and safety team, and inspectors of the Quality Control Department, to ensure safe access for students during the school year. Daily commute trips.
She added that school transport buses are subject to a number of security and safety requirements, including limiting the maximum speed of the bus, so that it does not exceed 80 km per hour, by installing speed control devices that conform to the approved standard conditions and specifications, in addition to the availability of fire extinguishers, and conducting periodic maintenance for them. And the life of the bus should not be more than 15 years from the date of manufacture.
She indicated that the bus must include emergency exits, provided that clear indicators for emergency exits are installed, and there should not be any obstacles in front of the exits that hinder movement when used, in addition to providing safety belts, and removing any sharp edges throughout the internal and external bus. All school transport buses are subjected to the GPS electronic tracking system, which allows the possibility of knowing the location and location of the school bus.