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The Department of Transport Launches an Awareness Campaign about the Executive Regulation Concerning the School Transport in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi
Sunday, Nov 26, 2017
The Department of Transport (DoT) in Abu Dhabi announced the launching of a campaign that aims to raise the level of awareness about school transport and introduce the shareholders responsibilities, namely the school transport operators, school bus drivers and supervisors and parents. DoT assured that it will start the implementation of the Executive Regulation in the coming days.
DoT stated that improving school transport system is a priority, as DoT is striving to make the school transport system the first choice of parents when they make their minds about their children trips between home and school. DoT also endeavors to upgrade the school transport services by providing the highest security, safety and comfort standards for all students.
DoT added that this awareness campaign will last until the end of the academic year as part of the previous campaigns and assured the importance of following the Stop Signs engaged on the school buses and stop if necessarily.
Drivers are also requested to give the priority to school students to get on their buses easily and to be careful while crossing pedestrian lines or in the school campuses. Cars parked should not block the traffic and drivers should not bypass other vehicles or buses.
DoT confirmed the importance of the awareness campaigns in order to ensure the safety and security of the students. In addition, DoT stressed on the importance that all stakeholders, especially Abu Dhabi Police and the Department of Education and Knowledge hold their responsibilities in maintaining the safety, comfort and sustainability of school transport system.