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Transport Authority issues stern warning to bus operators



Transport Authority | 2016-04-27 00:00:00

The Transport Authority is issuing a stern warning to Public Passenger Vehicle (PPV) operators, to exercise due care, while transporting passengers and ensure compliance with the road traffic laws.

The Authority is appealing to operators of school buses to observe the laws, the approved Transport Authority standards and the terms and conditions of their road licences, given the noticeable increase in crashes involving the transportation of students. This warning follows a crash which took place this morning, involving a Toyota Hiace bus, transporting students from the Garvey Maceo High School, along the Parnassus main road in Clarendon, which resulted in twenty-one (21) students being hospitalized, four of whom are considered critical.

Managing Director of the Transport Authority Donald Foster says, bus operators are custodians of the lives of passengers and should take this responsibility seriously. He is calling on the Parent Teachers Associations to play a greater role, in supporting the Safe School Bus programme, which started in 2014 and was coordinated by the Transport Authority. In the meantime, Mr. Foster says his operations team is investigating the crash and will be increasing enforcement operations to deter any illegal activities. He is urging students and the travelling public to Choose Right and Choose Life, when selecting public transportation.




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