New safety regulations have been announced for school buses and taxis as students in Dubai prepare to return to school.
RTA’s Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC) has announced the new procedures to ensure passenger safety and protect students from the spread of COVID-19.
Regulations include the sanitisation of buses before and after students board as well as a 50 percent capacity cap.
Thermal scanning will also record all students’ temperatures before they board the bus.
“The precautionary measures we have taken aimed to revive the confidence of parents in our handling of their children using our school transport services,” said Marwan Al Zarooni, director of operations and commercial affairs at DTC.
“The Dubai Taxi Corporation has taken extensive safety measures to protect students against the risks of catching Covid-19.
“The school buses are fitted with hi-tech devices for monitoring and tracking both buses and students, and accordingly improve the security and safety of the service.
“Devices include cameras, sensors to ensure no student is left behind in the bus, emergency button to communicate with the control centre, GPS-based electronic tracking system, Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) system, and engine self-extinguishing system.
“All these features have been selected to conform to the highest global safety standards.”
To register for the service or to update your child’s details, parents are asked to log into www.schoolbus.dubaitaxi.ae/parentportal.
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