The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.
Santanu Chakraborty, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
An analysis of school Bus crashes has revealed that reckless driving is one of the major cause of such incident. In spite of various rules and guidelines to make travel safe for school children, such incidents are very common. The major reason behind it is that these rules and regulations are not being followed properly.
It is really disheartening to see such young lives fade away because of some people who do not abide by the law. The rules should be thoroughly looked into and if necessary should be revised. It is also the responsibility of the schools and the parents who are engaging these drivers to do a thorough background check of the drivers. Schools should devise their own tests which the drivers should pass and not rely on the contractors to take the call on whether the driver should be appointed on not. Parents should also get a report about the drivers past records before sending their child in the bus. But how to raise awareness about this problem? Government should publish various print and TVC which would talk about the rules and regulations that are already at place.A strict implementation and abiding of the rules is the only solution to this problem which has claiming hundreds of innocent lives every year.