Inspect pupils' transport vehicles - DA

2013-08-05 16:29


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Johannesburg - The Democratic Alliance on Monday called for more inspections of vehicles transporting school pupils.

"The DA urges the Gauteng education department to ensure provincial and local law and traffic enforcement agencies conduct regular inspections on scholar transport vehicles, to guarantee all vehicles abide by the minimum safety standards and traffic laws," DA spokesperson Khume Ramulifho said in a statement.

He was responding to an accident that happened in Douglasdale, northern Johannesburg, on Monday morning involving 100 children aged 10 and younger.

Thirty-two of them were injured when the bus veered off the road and crashed into a ditch on the corner of Witkoppen and Waterford roads.

All the children got out of the wreckage on their own.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

The cause of the accident was still unclear.

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