Seatbelts likely to be made compulsory in school buses

DUBAI — Soon, all school buses in the UAE will have to be fitted with seatbelts to ensure the safety of children as the Ministry of Interior is contemplating to enact a legislation in this regard, a senior Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) official said yesterday.

By Riyasbabu (Our staff reporter)

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Published: Thu 17 Apr 2008, 9:51 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 4:50 PM

Speaking on the sidelines of a Press conference to announce the ‘Little Steps for Safety’ campaign to promote road safety for children in the UAE, Eng. Bader Al Siri, Director of the Traffic Department at RTA said the new rule was expected to come into effect soon.

The ‘Little Steps for Safety’ campaign was initiated by Dubai First, the consumer finance company of Dubai Group.

Eng. Bader noted that this measure was being taken in view of the increasing number of accidents involving children. The ‘Little Steps for Safety’ campaign, which will be initiated and run in phases, is a road safety drive that will be launched in the UAE for children between 6 and 12 years, said Ibrahim Al Ansari, Deputy CEO of Dubai First.

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