20 February 2014
During the City of Cape
Town’s Scholar Transport Operation on Thursday
resulted in two drivers being arrested and eight vehicles being impounded at
During the operation several
vehicles transporting school children were stopped and checked for
roadworthiness, appropriate documentation and suitability to operate as scholar
MEC of Transport and Public Works
Robin Carlisle said there is still a long way to go in ensuring that scholars
are safely transported to and from school.
Ministerial Spokesperson Siphesihle
Dube said what we witness were a lot of
vehicles that were either not roadworthy or had various defects rendering them
unsafe to transport children.
“Over and above that eight of those
vehicles were impounded for operating without their operating licenses and this
is telling of a very gloomy picture that still exists amongst scholar transport
in the Metro,” Dube added.
Labels: Two drivers arrested in City of Cape Town Scholar Transport Operation