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Traffic cops tighten noose around errant school bus drivers, 16 challans in two days

india Updated: Jan 04, 2012 01:55 IST
HT Correspondent
Gurgaon traffic police

A day after the tragic death of 11 schoolchildren in a road accident in Ambala, the Gurgaon traffic police have decided to take strict action against schools found violating Supreme Court guidelines for school buses.

The city police had imposed 148 challans on buses in 2011 while 16 drivers were fined after the Ambala incident.

“We have sent notices to many school authorities, drawing their attention towards rash driving and traffic violations by bus drivers. Jumping traffic signals has become the order of the day. We have asked school authorities to direct their drivers to abide by the rules," said a senior traffic police officer.

"We had earlier issued notices to schools whose drivers were caught violating traffic norms. The offenders put lives of student at risk. We have also asked schools to ask their drivers to follow traffic rules and prevent accidents," said Bharti Arora, DCP (traffic), Gurgaon police.

She added that the police had adopted a zero-tolerance policy towards violation of road rules by bus drivers. “If a driver violates the rules, he will face legal action. Besides, the school will take action against him," said a school principal.