School transport needs regulating
WITH schools around the country now open, we often read or hear about accidents involving vehicles that transport children to school. This is an area often neglected, but it seems that in many instances the vehicles are not roadworthy or overloaded as those in this business try to maximise profits.
The influx of children from townships such as Soweto into former model C schools in northern Joburg has opened up business opportunities for transport operators. But it does not seem that there is adequate monitoring of the services offered and the quality of vehicles used. This is a ticking time bomb and authorities need to look into this to avoid loss of life.
Our little ones are too precious to be transported like cabbages.