The traffic police have issued notices to nine major schools in the city for flouting traffic norms and dangerous driving by their bus drivers.
The memos were issued after the police launched a drive on March 9 against traffic violations. The offenders had jumped signals putting lives of students at risk.
“We have sent notices to school authorities to draw their attention to rash driving and traffic violation by their drivers. Jumping of traffic lights has become an order of the day. Disregard for traffic rules is recipe for disaster. We have also asked them to direct their school bus drivers to follow traffic rules to prevent accidents,” said Gurgaon police commissioner SS Deswal.
The schools which got notices are Delhi Public School, Balloon Tree School, American School, Shalom Hills International School, Summerfield School, Ryan Public School, Amity School, Scottish High International School and Amiown Public School.
“We have issued notices to them because we want the schools to take note of the trend and take action against erring drivers,” said the commissioner. However, the principal of Scottish High International School, Kartikay Saini said he was not aware of such memo, as he was out of country when contacted.
He said the school will not tolerate any rule violation on the side of bus drivers.
“We cannot put the lives of our children in danger,” added Saini.