COVID-19 safety: More than 1,000 Dubai school buses inspected

55 offence tickets issued by Roads and Transport Authority 

  
RTA Dubai carries out 1011 inspections of operating school buses in 111 schools across Dubai. The campaign is part of RTA’s ongoing efforts to streamline practices, and ensure the implementation of precautionary measures against Covid19 onboard. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

RTA Dubai carries out 1011 inspections of operating school buses in 111 schools across Dubai. The campaign is part of RTA’s ongoing efforts to streamline practices, and ensure the implementation of precautionary measures against Covid19 onboard. Image courtesy Dubai Media Office Twitter handle.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has carried out 1,011 inspections of schoolbuses to ensure compliance with Covid-19 safety measures and other technical requirements. The said buses operate in 111 schools.

The inspection teams issued 56 offence tickets. Offences included lack of compliance with the safety specifications in buses; failure to adhere to the RTA’s technical stipulations for bus seats, exterior and interior designs; drivers not operating the stop arm while picking up or dropping off students; and failure to display the permit in the designated place.

The inspections will continue throughout the school year as planned. “The RTA attaches paramount attention to this activity to protect the safety of students during their daily commute,” the authority said.

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