Hyderabad: To ensure the safety of school children the Hyderabad Traffic Police has started special drive on School Buses, Vans, Auto rickshaws carrying school children in entire Hyderabad City from the second week of this month.
The Joint Commissioner of Transport department in association with Hyderabad Traffic Police officers formed special teams. The teams lead by Traffic ACP are conducting the special drives daily. These teams are conducting special drive in morning hours from 07.30 a.m to 09.30 a.m. and in from 03.00 p.m. to 05.00 p.m. in the evening. Special focus is kept on the vehicles without fitness certificates, the license of the drivers, conduct breath analyzer test for drunken drive, overloading, minor driving and other violations. These special teams also held meeting with the school managements and drivers of the buses, vans and autos, and also counseled the parents of school children who are carrying extra children on their two-wheelers and explain them about the do’s and don’ts for the security and safety of school children.
The Hyderabad Traffic Police has requested all the Parents of school children not to send their children in a vehicle carrying more than the seating capacity. Transporting Children in overloaded vehicle is the clear violation of Traffic rules as it endangers the lives of children. Hyderabad Traffic Police requests the school managements and parents to check the validity of documents specially the Driving License of Driver and Fitness Certificate of vehicles before utilizing such vehicles. Please verify the antecedents, behavior of driver. Safety of your children is our prime concern,” said a traffic Advisory.
The police have also said “Citizens are requested to inform traffic violations by school bus, vans and autos to Hyderabad Traffic Police through Hyderabad Traffic Police Facebook and Twitter, Traffic Help Line (9010203626) and Traffic Live App to ensure safety and security of school children in Hyderabad City.”