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.
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:
This article first appeared on CapeTalk : What to check for when choosing safe scholar transport