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1 Directions Issued by Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana for School Buses Directions Issued by Hon’ble High Court of Punjab & Haryana for School Buses

2 Prescribed Pattern for Paint of Motor Vehicles belonging to Educational Institutions Shall be painted in yellow color with a 254mm wide strip of dark blue paint going all around the body 178mm below the windows. The crest of the institution shall be painted below the dark blue strip in white color on both sides of the vehicle between the rear and the front wheels. The name of the institution shall be written on the front side either above or below the windscreen according to the space available.

3 Qualifications Prescribed For School Bus Driver: A trained, experienced and well-versed driver should man the school bus Driving Experience: The bus driver engaged should have at least 5 years driving experience. Offence History: The bus driver should not have been challaned more than 3 times for traffic violation like jumping red light, improper parking, violating stop line, unauthorized lane changing, overtaking etc. & ought not to have been charged for an offence under SS. 279, 336, 337, 338, 304a of the I.P.C., 1860 during the period of requisite experience of 5 years. Uniform: The drivers of the educational vehicles shall wear proper uniform and name plate showing the name and license number of the driver.

4 Qualifications Prescribed For School Bus Driver: A trained, experienced and well-versed driver should man the school bus Medical Fitness: The drivers of all the vehicles shall be subjected to medical fitness by the civil surgeon of the district, which may be arranged for the purpose once in five years. Training: The drivers of all the school buses shall be subject to a refresher course at least once in 2 years to be arranged by the transport department. It shall be the obligation of the registered owner of the bus and the school to ensure that the drivers undergo the required refresher courses within the stipulated period.

5 Qualifications Prescribed For Attendant: All school buses shall have a conductor or an attendant. The attendant should be adequately trained to handle the young children. Uniform: The conductors of the educational vehicles shall wear proper uniform and name plate showing the name and license number of the conductor. Training: The conductors of all the school buses shall be subject to a refresher course at least once in 2 years to be arranged by the transport department. It shall be the obligation of the registered owner of the bus and the school to ensure that the conductors undergo the required refresher courses within the stipulated period.

6 Prescribed Speed Limit and Seating Capacity The school buses/vehicles shall not be permitted to exceed the speed of maximum 50 km/hr in any part of the city. No educational vehicle shall carry children in excess of 1.5 times of its registered seating capacity. As children occupy smaller physical space than the adults and as the registered seating capacity is with reference to adult occupants, the school vehicles are permitted to seat school children up to 1.5 times the registered seating capacity.

7 Disembarkation of School Children and Control of Traffic All schools having parking area inside the boundary walls shall ensure that the children are dropped inside the boundary wall of the school by the buses. The educational institution shall control and man the traffic through own manpower in and around the school premises.

8 Fire Extinguisher & First Aid Box and Documents & Liability All educational vehicles shall carry first aid box and fire extinguisher as required under rules. The school bus shall be properly maintained, should be roadworthy, should possess the certificate of fitness and insurance certificate, and not emanate smoke beyond the permissible limit. Every vehicle, bus, vans or such other means of transport, carrying school children shall hold proper permit/ permission. The owner of bus and the head of management of the educational institution have been made responsible by the Hon'ble High Court for compliance with the directions pertaining to the plying of school buses.

9 School Bus Stop and Pedestrian Crossings Proper bus stop for the stoppage of school buses shall be marked on the main road as well as on the inner roads of various sectors/colonies. Due demarcation and sign boards exhibiting school bus stop shall be displayed at that point. Pedestrian crossings (zebra crossing) shall be provided on all the roads which are in front of all the schools located on the main or inner roads in Jalandhar. Any person who offends the law with regard to pedestrian crossing and does not stop the vehicle prior to the pedestrian crossing provided for the children to go to school, if so needed in that area, shall be deemed to have committed a traffic offence and shall be liable to be punished in accordance with law.

10 Incident of 6-year-old's rape in Banglore Last month, Bangalore was outraged and massive protests were held all across the city after a 6 year old girl was raped at high-profile Vibgyor high school on July 2, but the matter was reported on July 14. The repeat of such incidents are shocking as last week Bangalore police had issued tough guidelines to schools for safety of children and warned of prosecution in the event of its non-compliance.

11 Guidelines Issued by Banglore Police after incident of 6-year-old's rape To ensure stringent security for children, the Bangalore Police has issued fresh guidelines for schools. In an order to all schools to implement these guidelines, Bangalore Police Commissioner MN Reddi has said that schools will be prosecuted under Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) if they fail to follow the guidelines. The schools have been asked to implement the guidelines by 31 August. These have been issued under the Karnataka Police Act. The guidelines state that all school buses should have GPS and CCTV cameras, CCTV cameras should be installed in perimeters of the school. Schools have also been asked to depute floor vigilance officers(FVO). The police has told the schools that the bus drivers should not be allowed to mingle with children beyond a limit. Sports facility has been asked to be limited only for the authorised staff members. To ensure safety, the police said that the parents should be issued ID cards to pick up their kids and if the parents in case can't pick them up, they should send an SMS to an authorized person for the same. The directives have been issued three weeks after a 6-year-old girl was raped at her school in Bangalore which led to outrage in the city.

12 Orders 144 Cr.P.C. On 24/7/2014 Issued by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Jalandhar 1.Valid Permit and all the documents including D/L, RC, Pollution certificate. 2.No Overloading/In excess of capacity. 3.Unauthorized use of LPG. 4.Uneducated Drivers/ Without Driving license. 5.School Principals and school management is responsible.

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