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A significant number of children go to school in buses, coasters and high-roofs, and their commute is serious cause for concern for their parents, especially in light of the fact that several vehicles have recently met with accidents.
As a result, the Sindh Transport Authority has formulated a Bill consisting of laws pertaining to safety in these vehicles in May. The Bill will complement the Motor Vehicle Ordinance of 1969 which is currently in effect but does not have specific clauses regarding safe transport for school children.
The Bill’s summary was approved recently but the Bill has not gone into effect yet; the laws within it are in line with internationally accepted safety standards and should ideally be implemented across Pakistan. Continue reading