ADVISORY NOTE FOR PARENTS DANGERS OF COMMUTING BY PRIVATE CAB

ADVISORY NOTE FOR PARENTS

DANGERS OF COMMUTING BY PRIVATE CAB

Dear Parents,

This is with reference to the recent incident that took place in Delhi, where many children were injured and had threat to their lives when a milk tanker hit a School Van in northwest Keshavpuram area.

It becomes our duty to see that children are safe and the private cabs are following the norms while ferrying the children to school.

Here are a few points of concern:

  1. It has come to our knowledge that these vehicles have a seating capacity of only 5-7 students but vendors are bringing 10 to 14 students in these small vehicles, which is unsafe.
  2. As per the security norms no cameras and GPS are installed inside these vehicles. Also there is no female attendant accompanying the students.
  3. It has also been noticed that the vehicles don’t have duly completed RTO documents.
  • The police verification is not being carried out for all the drivers.
  • There is also no check on their medical fitness / past criminal record / license expiry.
  • The condition of some of the vehicles is also not as per the compliance of RTO guidelines.
  • The vehicles are not commercialized and the drivers do not have appropriate driving license.
  1. It has also been observed that in the morning, the van driver’s just drop the students at school gate 7:20 am, as they go back for bringing other children to the school. The school gate open only by 7:45 am.

 

Before 7:45 am there is no school authority present to monitor safety and security of child outside the gates which is again a great risk.

 

In view of the above, the parents of students travelling in vans are advised to either opt for the bus facility from the school or pick and drop child by themselves to take care of the security and safety of their children.

Parents should send their children in those vehicles which comply with above safety guidelines and further ensure that the vans drop their wards only between 7:45 am to 8:05 am for (classes I to XII) and 8:45 am to 9:05 am for (class Pre-Nursery to Prep).

Your cooperation in this regard will be greatly appreciated.

 

02
May