What to check for when choosing safe scholar transport

The safe transportation of pupils to and from school is a serious concern for many Cape Town parents.

After a number of callers raised their concerns about scholar transport, Pippa Hudson speaks to the spokesperson at the Western Cape Transport Department, Siphesihle Dube.

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Dube says if people see pupils being transported in a vehicle that does not seem safe, they should report that vehicle to the traffic authorities.

We have a provincial traffic radio control center and the number is 021 812-4581 that people can call to report such things, particularly around scholar transport.

Siphesihle Dube, spokesperson at Western Cape Transport Department

Dube says there are three things a parents should insist on seeing when choosing a driver to transport their children. The first of these is a valid driver's license.

Secondly, a professional driver's permit which is an important thing that they should have if they are going to be conveying anyone for monetary gain and thirdly a roadworthy certificate for their vehicle.

Siphesihle Dube, spokesperson at Western Cape Transport Department

Listen below to the full interview:


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