School Buses to be painted Yellow in new traffic regulations

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All school buses will be required to be painted yellow with the school's name written on them in black, in a wide range of changes aimed at enhancing safety.


The new regulations are contained in the 2016 Traffic (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly on Wednesday and is awaiting President Uhuru Kenyatta's signature.

According to the Bill, a motor vehicle designated to transport children to or from school, or for any non-school related activity, must be fitted with safety belts designed to be used by children.

The speed limit for all vehicles approaching schools has been fixed at 50km per hour.

School buses will be barred from operating between 10pm and 5am.

ROGUE DRIVERS

If okayed, the Bill, sponsored by Laisamis MP Joseph Lekuton, will safeguard the lives of pupils, who sometimes find themselves in the hands of rogue drivers.

Other vehicles that regularly transport schoolchildren but are not school buses are, however, exempt from the stringent rules but will be required to adhere to traffic rules.

Any person who contravenes the new provisions commits an offence and will be liable for a fine not exceeding Sh30,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or both.

“A person who being the registered owner or driver of a vehicle used for transporting children, who authorises or permits the use of a vehicle used for transporting children or is negligent to prevent contravention with this Act commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or to both,” reads the Bill.

TRAFFIC OFFENCE

The Bill requires that a police officer will serve a traffic-offence notification on the person driving or in charge of a vehicle and who commits an offence under the Act.

“The police notification shall require the person to attend the court to answer such charge as may be preferred within 48 hours of service of the notification.”

According to information from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) school bus safety rules and school driver recruitment should involve representatives of the Parents Teachers Association and the school administration.

TRAINING DRIVERS

The NTSA rules also stipulate that the selection and training of school drivers should be rigorous and include retraining and regular re-evaluation to ascertain alertness, consistency and proficiency to avoid putting the lives of pupils and students at risk.

School bus drivers should also successfully complete a written or oral test covering driver duties, bus operating procedures, traffic and school bus regulations, road emergency and crash-related procedures such as First Aid.

The tests should also cover the basic appreciation of the development stages and needs of pre-school and school-age child supervision, responsibilities and transportation of passengers with special needs.
 

Iconoclastes

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good bill....school buses should look like this in color...
The color, fine, but not such ugly buses.

But why must they be yellow or have a uniform color? They shld just have their colors on the buses, that identifies with the school. It is an unnecessary requirement.

They sgould instead insist on the safety and efficiency of the buses.
 

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All school buses will be required to be painted yellow with the school's name written on them in black, in a wide range of changes aimed at enhancing safety.


The new regulations are contained in the 2016 Traffic (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly on Wednesday and is awaiting President Uhuru Kenyatta's signature.

According to the Bill, a motor vehicle designated to transport children to or from school, or for any non-school related activity, must be fitted with safety belts designed to be used by children.

The speed limit for all vehicles approaching schools has been fixed at 50km per hour.

School buses will be barred from operating between 10pm and 5am.

ROGUE DRIVERS

If okayed, the Bill, sponsored by Laisamis MP Joseph Lekuton, will safeguard the lives of pupils, who sometimes find themselves in the hands of rogue drivers.

Other vehicles that regularly transport schoolchildren but are not school buses are, however, exempt from the stringent rules but will be required to adhere to traffic rules.

Any person who contravenes the new provisions commits an offence and will be liable for a fine not exceeding Sh30,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or both.

“A person who being the registered owner or driver of a vehicle used for transporting children, who authorises or permits the use of a vehicle used for transporting children or is negligent to prevent contravention with this Act commits an offence and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding thirty thousand shillings or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two months, or to both,” reads the Bill.

TRAFFIC OFFENCE

The Bill requires that a police officer will serve a traffic-offence notification on the person driving or in charge of a vehicle and who commits an offence under the Act.

“The police notification shall require the person to attend the court to answer such charge as may be preferred within 48 hours of service of the notification.”

According to information from the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) school bus safety rules and school driver recruitment should involve representatives of the Parents Teachers Association and the school administration.

TRAINING DRIVERS

The NTSA rules also stipulate that the selection and training of school drivers should be rigorous and include retraining and regular re-evaluation to ascertain alertness, consistency and proficiency to avoid putting the lives of pupils and students at risk.

School bus drivers should also successfully complete a written or oral test covering driver duties, bus operating procedures, traffic and school bus regulations, road emergency and crash-related procedures such as First Aid.

The tests should also cover the basic appreciation of the development stages and needs of pre-school and school-age child supervision, responsibilities and transportation of passengers with special needs.

Kama Muzungu country USA, Kenya ubunifu Zero!
 

Hoshea

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Kama Muzungu country USA, Kenya ubunifu Zero!
Mbona bongo ni hivyo hivyo, kuna sababu ya kisayansi kuweka rangi ya njano kwenye school buses.
It is said the color yellow impacts an urge to study/ learn in human's psyche.
Kama Muzungu country USA, Kenya ubunifu Zero!
Mbona bongo ni hivyo hivyo, kuna sababu ya kisayansi kuweka rangi ya njano kwenye school buses.
It is said the color yellow impacts an urge to study/ learn in human's psyche
 

Jay456watt

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Hiyo mbona tz iko kitambo tuu
aliyekuuliza ni nani? dah! mleta mada kaleta habari kuhusu mabasi ya shule nchini kenya, jamaa wanaleta sijui tz zipo pia sijui mzungu? sasa mzungu anahusika vipi? plz lets stick to the topic at hand...no one asked anything abt tanzania...
 

Jay456watt

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Naomba Mola anipe uwezo watoto wangu wasipande school bus. Huwa nawahurumia watoto wanaamshwa saa kumi na moja usiku kisa kuwahi school bus ihali masomo yanaanza saa mbili... its absurd... Mie mwenyewe mtu mzima nahitaji usingizi wa kutosha, sembuse hawa watoto?
dah! huwa unaamka saa ngapi? school bus huwa zinawachukua watoto kama 6Am hivi ninapoishi...sijui unazungumzia usingizi upi mkuu
 

Nichumu Nibebike

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dah! huwa unaamka saa ngapi? school bus huwa zinawachukua watoto kama 6Am hivi ninapoishi...sijui unazungumzia usingizi upi mkuu
Kama zinawachukua saa kumi na mbili, wao watakuwa wameamka saa ngapi? Saa kumi na mbili hiyo hiyo? Si lazima waamke mapema zaidi?
 

Jay456watt

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Kama zinawachukua saa kumi na mbili, wao watakuwa wameamka saa ngapi? Saa kumi na mbili hiyo hiyo? Si lazima waamke mapema zaidi?
kuamka ni kama saa kumi na moja hivi..mbona hio sio mapema sana?...ila pengine tuseme kuna kutofautiana....Nairobi watu huwa wanarauka mapema sana mkuu...sijui bongo kukoje.shule moja ya primary huwa naona basi ndefu ikiwasili 6:30 hapo kila asubuhi...masomo yanaanza rasmi saa mbili kwa shule hizi...kwa hiyo hata saa moja unusu utaziona basi kila pande..
 

Iconoclastes

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Kama zinawachukua saa kumi na mbili, wao watakuwa wameamka saa ngapi? Saa kumi na mbili hiyo hiyo? Si lazima waamke mapema zaidi?
Watoto itawabidi walale mapema. My cuosins's kids sleep at 8pm sharp, wake up at 5am, get picked up by 6.30, they return at 5pm, bathe, finish their homework, eat their supper......

I know, that routine is pretty hectic, lakini it is the life these days.
 

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Mimi sijali rangi ya basi kabisa.
Kile bora ni kwamba madereva watatia maanani zaidi kanuni na sheria katika kazi yao ili usalama wa wanafunzi ulindwe
 

Hute

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Naomba Mola anipe uwezo watoto wangu wasipande school bus. Huwa nawahurumia watoto wanaamshwa saa kumi na moja usiku kisa kuwahi school bus ihali masomo yanaanza saa mbili... its absurd... Mie mwenyewe mtu mzima nahitaji usingizi wa kutosha, sembuse hawa watoto?
watoto wako basi watasoma shule za kwako nyumbani kwako. ile kumuamsha mtoto asubuhi sana inamjenga pia ukubwani, ndio maana hadi leo kuna wanadamu saa kumi na moja na nusu asubuhi bado amelala, ni kutokana na mazoea mliyozoeshwa tangu utotoni. unapokuja kuamka saa kumi na mbili au saa moja asubuhi mwenzio ameshafanya kitu ambacho wewe haujafanya bado...na bado unaamini mtakuwa sawa kimaisha.
 

Mpendwa1

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The color, fine, but not such ugly buses.

But why must they be yellow or have a uniform color? They shld just have their colors on the buses, that identifies with the school. It is an unnecessary requirement.

They sgould instead insist on the safety and efficiency of the buses.

Pengine design hii afadhali? :)


A new school bus belonging to Tawfiq Muslim academy which has been painted the recommended colors by the ministry of education./ EZEKIEL AMINGÁ
 

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