School bus is undoubtedly the most convenient means of student transportation. But unfortunately, there are a number of school bus safety issues faced by students travelling by school vehicles. Hence, there are a number of laws in place for ensuring safety.
The Road and Transport Authority (RTA) summarized the benefits of these laws as providing comfort, security and safety for students and parents alike. These benefits include reaching schools on time, reducing pollution emission resulting from vehicle exhausts and reducing traffic jams.
Because of the incidents happening around there have been rules made on school bus management by the concerned authorities in India to assure safety and secure ride for the students and relief for parents.
Parents and students shall assume the following responsibilities:
Parents have to deliver their children to the school bus or the assembly point at the specified time. If there is a delay on their part, parents have to deliver their children to the school, without holding the driver accountable.
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Parents should help in training and educating their children on the importance of traffic safety, and how to wait and ride the school bus.
Parents should notify the school administration of any offence or negligence from the driver.
The driver may return the students to the school if no one came to collect them upon returning at home, under the responsibility of the parents.
Students should maintain the bus cleanness and notify the school management or their parents of any offences committed by the driver or students.