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The Department of Transport and the Integrated Transport Centre Organize the Students Safety System Forum
Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019
The Department of Transport and the Integrated Transport Centre Organize the Students Safety System Forum
Abu Dhabi in Wednesday, August 28, 2019 – The Department of Transport (DoT) and the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) in Abu Dhabi organized the Students Safety Forum in Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel. The forum was attended by the Ministry of Education, Department Of Urban Planning and Municipalities, Child Protection Centre –Ministry of Interior, Abu Dhabi Quality and Conformity Council, Department of Education and Knowledge, Department of Health, Abu Dhabi Police, Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) and Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority. The forum addressed many projects that support students’ safety in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.
 
 
The forum is organized as part of ITC’s endeavor to enhance the cooperation opportunities between the stakeholders and develop the Students’ Safety System like school transport, infrastructure, intelligent systems, drivers and buses. The projects that were launched to enhance the safety of the students like stop-arm cameras, increasing the awareness campaigns and workshops, improvements around school areas, traffic management and intelligent systems in buses.
 
 
These initiatives and projects target all public and private schools in Abu Dhabi. Main challenges that face the Students’ Safety System were discussed because of the cooperation between ITC and its stakeholders. All parties discussed plans and projects proposed to overcome these challenges and increase the level of safety.
 
 
The plans included setting standards to decrease the amount of accidents, increase the level of awareness of the drivers and supervisors and increase the security and safety in areas around schools. One of the main outcomes of the forum is the importance of complying with the regulations of the school transport by drivers, supervisors and schools.
 
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