China Cracks Down on Illegal School Buses Amid Safety Concerns

By Urban Family, November 19, 2019

0 0

201711/originally-uf.jpg

This article originally appeared on our sister website, Urban Family Shanghai.


By Urban Family

China is cracking down on illegal school buses. On November 11, the Ministry of Education announced that it will impose more severe punishments on anyone operating illegal school buses around the country, China Daily reports.

The move comes after a slew of accidents involving dangerously overcrowded school buses in the country, many of which were fatal. The goal is to make sure students get to and from school safely. 

READ MORE: 40 Students Injured After School Bus Rolls Over in Foshan

Departments of public security and traffic management are in charge of making more safety checks and patrolling major roads, especially during peak hours. 

Schools are also responsible for educating both students and parents about road and traffic safety and the risks of taking overcrowded illegal buses. 

[Cover image via China Daily]


This article was originally published by our sister magazine Urban Family Shanghai. For more articles like this, visit the Urban Family website, or follow the Urban Family WeChat account (ID: urbanfamilyshanghai).

more news

3 Dead After Car Accident in Guangzhou

The incident occured in Huadu district on Huadu Dadao, and is still under investigation by the local authorities.

Don’t Expect a Warm Meal on Your Next China Flight. Here’s Why

You might want to grab a bite before your next flight in China.

Explainer: Here's Why Pork is Getting Much More Expensive in China

China leads the world in pork production, producing over 54 million metric tons of pork in 2018.

77 Injured After Two Buses Collide in Hong Kong

The collision occurred around 8.20am, when one double-decker bus rammed into another bus near the Tsuen Wan exit of the Tai Lam Tunnel.

You May Soon Have a Camera Pointed at Your Apartment Window in Guangzhou

The announcement comes nearly one month after a falling window in Shenzhen killed a 6-year-old boy.

Didi Fires 300,000 Drivers After Multiple Murders Last Year

The safety measure is the latest in a series of steps that the company has taken to improve passenger security.

12 Chinese Tourists Injured in Thailand Bus Crash

Three of those injured were hospitalized, with none in life-threatening condition.

0 User Comments

In Case You Missed It…

We're on WeChat!

Scan our QR Code at right or follow us at ThatsGuangzhou for events, guides, giveaways and much more!

7 Days in Guangzhou With thatsmags.com

Weekly updates to your email inbox every Wednesday

Subscribe

Download previous issues

Never miss an issue of That's PRD!

Visit the archives

Get the App. Your essential China city companion.