School buses un­dergo in­spec­tions fol­low­ing new reg­u­la­tion

The UB Post - - DOMESTIC -

A gen­eral in­spec­tion for school buses is un­der­way through Oc­to­ber 1 to en­sure the safety of chil­dren com­mut­ing to kinder­gartens and schools.

The Ulaan­baatar Trans­porta­tion Of­fice, Traf­fic Po­lice De­part­ment and Ulaan­baatar Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fice re­ported that they found many vi­o­la­tions and in­ad­e­qua­cies dur­ing in­spec­tions car­ried out from Au­gust 28 to 30.

Of­fi­cials were dis­sat­is­fied with the num­ber of pri­vate and pub­lic schools that par­tic­i­pated in the in­spec­tion. Re­port­edly, out of 107 school buses reg­is­tered dur­ing the aca­demic year of 2016-2017, a to­tal of 82 buses of 44 schools, one kin­der­garten and one ed­u­ca­tion cen­ter were in­spected.

To pro­mote Re­quire­ments for School Buses and Ser­vices MNS 6440:2014 and pro­vide safer and more com­fort­able com­mute for kin­der­garten and el­e­men­tary school chil­dren, the Ulaan­baatar Trans­porta­tion Of­fice, Traf­fic Po­lice De­part­ment and Ulaan­baatar Ed­u­ca­tion Of­fice held a con­fer­ence among pri­vate and pub­lic schools and kinder­gartens on Septem­ber 8.

Dur­ing the meet­ing, ex­perts re­minded di­rec­tors of ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tutes to strictly fol­low the guide­lines and re­quire­ments for school buses. For ex­am­ple, chil­dren un­der the age of 12 must be seated on the left side of the bus and have to wear a safety belt. Schools must hire qual­i­fied and com­pe­tent driv­ers. All schools and kinder­gartens have been in­structed to paint school buses yel­low in con­form­ity with re­lated re­quire­ments.

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