School bus safety scheme to be brought into Dubai

20/05/2009 - Dubai Lifestyle News
School bus safety scheme to be brought into Dubai

A new scheme to improve safety on school buses will be implemented in Dubai later this year.

The initiative, titled the Golden Rule, will come after the Emirates Transport Foundation (ETF) and the Dubai Police signed an agreement to make buses safer for students.

Badr Mahmoud, director of the ETF, told the Khaleej Times that the Golden Rule will be brought in when the new school year begins.

But the organisation also claims not to have any involvement with 95 per cent of accidents, which were generally said to happen with private school buses.

The Dubai Police called for schools, pupils and road authorities to all work together and for training to be provided in order to improve safety.

Lt Gen Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, commander-in-chief of Dubai Police, said the initiative would also include an awareness programme for students and motorists about how to approach a school bus.

Set up in 1981, the ETF is an independent government organisation.

It provides transport services and is based in central Dubai.ADNFCR-2019-ID-19179085-ADNFCR