Abu Dhabi: 50% of school buses modified to comply with new regulations

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By Samihah Zaman and Nada Al Taher, Staff Reporters  www.gulfnews.com

Abu Dhabi: Parents in the emirate whose children are still travelling on school buses that do not meet the new regulations have urged school authorities to implement the changes quickly.

Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf news archives The new regulations for buses, which were first announced in May by the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), aim to boost safety and convenience for children. Picture used for illustrative purposes only
Image Credit: Ahmed Kutty/Gulf news archives The new regulations for buses, which were first announced in May by the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), aim to boost safety and convenience for children. Picture used for illustrative purposes only

The new regulations for buses, which were first announced in May by the Department of Transport, Abu Dhabi Police and the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec), aim to boost safety and convenience for children. The DoT announced in a statement sent on Wednesday that more than 1,000 buses, representing about 50 per cent of all Abu Dhabi school transport buses, already comply with the standards.

“My four-year-old daughter is in kindergarten and when I heard about these rules in May, I was hoping that they would be implemented on her bus by the start of the semester. Unfortunately, this has not happened yet and one day there was no conductor on the morning bus,” said a 46-year-old father from India.

His daughter is enrolled at a private school in an Abu Dhabi suburb. More info

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