Abu Dhabi school bus driver banned for failing to extend the stop-arm

The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) withdrew the driving permit of a school bus driver and issued a warning to the employer

Safety, School bus, Abu dhabi, Stop-arm

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The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport (DoT) withdrew the driving permit of a school bus driver for recklessness in Alfalah residential area. The driver failed to extend the school bus stop-arm, while a child was crossing the road thus endangering his life.

While trying to cross the road with the child, the school bus female attendant reacted in a fraction of a second and pulled the child to safety when she saw another school bus rushing towards them because the stop-arm was not extended.

As per the law, motorists have to halt their vehicle on seeing the stop signs engaged on school buses, and those who fails to do so will be fined AED1,000 and ten black points.

The department also issued a warning to the employer of the school bus driver and directed them to ensure that all their drivers strictly adhere to school transport laws and regulations.

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