Inspection Dept. thanks public for safe school bussing

POSTED: 06/28/12 12:06 PM

St. Maarten – School Bussing and Taxi Dispatching Inspection Department of Economic Affairs thanks the public for their cooperation during the 2011 – 2012 school year in making busing of school children a safe one. The department has also pledged it will continue to ensure a safe, reliable and comfortable transportation for school children.
“Another school year comes to an end this Friday. The department would like to thank the school busses and students for their cooperation and looks forward to more continued support during the upcoming new school year. The Inspection Department who is also responsible for the Traffic Controllers and Inspectors who are visible during the peak morning hours, would also like to thank the public at large for their cooperation when they approach school zones,” a release states.
“School bussing was faced with some behavior problems during the past few months and would like to ask the parents and guardians to continue to encourage their child/ren to behave on the bus. The Department would also like the public to be observant that although school is out and summer is in, a number of children will be using the school bus for their summer camp excursions, therefore motorists should remain vigilant on the public roads. Thank you to the school principals as well for their cooperation throughout the school year, and on behalf of the department, wishing the principals, teachers and staff a happy and safe holiday season,” the release continues.
School bus inspections are scheduled to start July 30 and continue until August 1. Inspections will take place between 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. School bus owners and drivers are advised to take note of the date and times. School bus owners/drivers are requested to call the department to make an appointment.
For further information about services rendered by the Inspection Section, call telephone number 542-4511 or 542-4509.

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