Inspections are being stepped up in Dubai to ensure school buses are complying with general safety regulations as well as the precautionary measures related to COVID-19.
Fifty-six violations have been spotted during the Roads and Transport Authority's (RTA) latest campaign which covered buses in 111 schools across the emirate.
Most of the offences were related to non-compliance with the technical and safety specifications; failure to display the stop sign while picking-up or dropping-off students; and not displaying the permit in the designated place.
Officials said as many as 1,011 inspections were conducted during the campaign, which focussed on 111 schools out of a total of 240 as several schools have adopted an online learning policy, while others have staggered bus arrival timings due to COVID-19 challenges.
These inspections will continue throughout the academic year.
.@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 onboardhttps://t.co/q1iIkvzr9D pic.twitter.com/eC5vu10o3Q— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 26, 2020