12th Post on Consequence of Negligence on Road

Here, in the below mentioned incident which happened in March 2017, a 4 year old boy was mowed down by his own school bus.

Source: TNS

In this tragic incident, as the bus driver was on leave on that day, its conductor was driving the bus. the bus did not have any First Aid Kit for the bus students, both was complete violation of the safety norms of ‘Surakshit School Vahan Policy’. The accident took place at about 10 AM when the bus reached the school. The driver started reversing the bus in a hurry to park the vehicle and in doing so, the boy came under the wheels. The boy received severe injuries on his chest. He died after few hours of treatment in a private hospital. Surprisingly, the police were informed only after the boy was declared dead.

Important Take:

1. The school bus / van must be driven by its specified driver. If for any exigency the driver is not coming, a substitute driver must come to drive the vehicle, instead of conductor of the bus driving the bus. If substitute driver is not available, the bus should not ply on that day. The money saved in replacing the driver of bus with its conductor may prove to be devastating for entire family of the affected child. The school authorities must make sure that no laxity be observed for such replacement of driver on any day.

2. All children using the school transport must be made aware and it is of utmost necessity for them to learn that he/she should not go behind the vehicle at any point of time, even for crossing the road / path.

3. Concerned Govt. Authorities must be strict to all stakeholders for getting complied the safety rules, especially those which are directly related to school children. Having taken certain strict action against the guilty will result in minimizing the occurrence of incidents similar to the one that has been under deliberation.

Seeking your kind cooperation to make it possible towards ZERO Accident….VM

4 responses to “12th Post on Consequence of Negligence on Road”

  1. Recently, in a major accident in Chakrata block of Dehradun district, around 10 persons lost their lives. Main reason of the accident was that regular driver of the vehicle was on leave, and his place the owner was driving. So, it is utmost necessary that skilled drivers should drive the vehicles.

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    • Yes. A Negligence or small saving may prove fatal to the family/families. See in your mentioned case, 10 persons lost their lives. It implies, number of families got severely affected, many of them would have lost their bread & butter.

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  2. That’s sad news , point is why conductor drove and why any kind of hurry with kids alighting the bus
    Also kids should be taught never stand or be in front or behind any four wheeler, but in this case my concern is little extra
    Why these siblings of 4 n 6 yrs of age were not managed by any adult on bus to help them in boarding or alighting a bus , that actually important

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