Police to deal with proprietors of schools over rickety school buses

Police-Gyimah1Proprietors of private schools will soon find themselves on the wrong side of the law should they continue to transport schoolchildren with rickety buses.

Police in the Ashanti region say they are determined to arrest and prosecute offenders who will go contrary to the road safety Act .

“Vehicles used in transporting children to and from school should be road worthy and not rickety, must be in good shape and proper seating accommodation must be provided for each child, and every seat must have a seat belt”

Ashanti Regional Chief  of the Police Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD), Peter Kwabena Gyimah indicated proprietors in the region expose pupils  to danger since buses used to transport them do not have seat belts to save them in case of accidents.

He tells rawgist.com the MTTD will soon launch an operation to check  rickety vehicles on our roads and continue to deal with all manner of road related offenses. The MTTD Commander added “drivers should do regular maintenance of their vehicles…we will not leave anyone off the hook.”

C/Supt Gyimah encouraged parents to assess vehicles their children join to destinations. He said his outfit has plans to do mass education for proprietors and parents on the need to enforce the safety of their children.

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