Mangaluru, June 3,2017: In an official media release on June 2, Friday, G.S. Hegde, in charge senior regional transport officer, Mangaluru, has said that legal action will be taken against private vehicles transporting children to school violating rules in force.
RTO Hegde said private vehicles could not be hired to transport children to school. The RTO will initiate legal action and also keep under suspension the registration of such private vehicles. The release said vehicles ferrying students to school should have permit to operate as a contract carriage. The vehicle should have 12+1 seats and there should be a speed governor limiting the speed to 40 km per hour. There should be space in the vehicle to keep school bags.
The vehicle should not be more than 15 years old from the date of registration. It should be yellow in colour with a 150 mm wide green strip. The vehicle should clearly mention school van on all four sides. If the vehicle was fitted with a LPG kit, it should be the one installed by the authorised agency and certified by the RTO.
RTO Hegde said the vehicle should not use tinted glasses and it should have safe locking system. The driver of the vehicle should have at least four years of driving experience. The details of the permitholder should be clearly displayed in the vehicle. Details of children and route it was plying should also be available. The school van should have proper roof. Each school should have School Van Safety Committee, Mr. Hegde said.