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Old 25th June 2007, 18:22   #1
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Default Schoobus toppled | 15 children injured

A schoolbus just toppled a couple of hours earlier at the end of Juhu-Versova Link Road opposite Nini Dhaba. According to the news, I guess 15 children are injured and sent to Cooper Hospital.

From what I gather, I think the bus was quite fast, hit the divider, went over it and toppled. I was there around 90 mins later, yet there are news vans there and about 40-50 policemen and women.
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Old 25th June 2007, 18:29   #2
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This is real bad. I do not understand why school buses, of all the vehicles, should go at high speeds. How old was the vehicle? Often, school buses are ancient vehicles, purchased from bargain sales from some state transport undertaking / or sold by its owner since it is at the end of its life time. Hope this was not one such beast.
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Nuts. Isnt there a law on speed limiters in school buses? here in blore I see school buses plying on the ring road daily morning. it always says speed limiter attached and limited to 60kmph, or was that 40?
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Hope there are no fatalities. School bus drivers should be sensitive, well trained & well paid.
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how can a driver responsible for carrying 50 -60 children think of driving rashly

the driver should be punished

i hope all the children are ok
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Old 25th June 2007, 18:37   #6
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And yes, I'm confused on how he lost control ORRRR how can he drive soooo fast. Because these are three lane wide roads. And come to think of it, he completely misses the turn, hits the divider and is on the wrong side of the road.

The bus, after they straightened it:


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Some debris lying around. All that mud you see is from the divider:
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school buses are suppose to be yellow i suppose

i see no yellow on that bus
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All the busses and vans carrying school kids should have the speed limiter (cut off) at 40 kmph. As everyone know speeding up will result in only saving few mins which is not worth with those kids on board
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yeah! thats strange. school buses are supposed to be yellow with two blue horizontal stripes. AFAIK - the private / chartered buses are supposed to be yellow in colour in case they are carrying school children.
i hope the children are doing ok. the speed limit is fixed at 40KPH (atleast in Cal). IMO the bus was travelling at a higher speed. how can the driver be so irresponsible?
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I think this bus would have been hired by the school for daily pickup and drops for kids, its not actually owned by school. This is why its not yellow, it doesn't have speed limiter, the driver doesn't know how to drive a school bus. I guess main culprit is the school management. They should understand the value of human lives.
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i sincerely belive in the following.
1) The School Management should be punished severly. There should be levied a very heavy fine on them. So heavy that they are in the red for 5/6 years. Becase i sincerely think that schools today are only behind MONEY.

2) Give a death sentence to the driver. If he has survived.
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i sincerely belive in the following.
1) The School Management should be punished severly. There should be levied a very heavy fine on them. So heavy that they are in the red for 5/6 years. Becase i sincerely think that schools today are only behind MONEY.
this what i want to but they will raise the fee and the poor parents of the children have to suffer

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2) Give a death sentence to the driver. If he has survived.
now isn't this to hard
i think his DL should be taken and he shouldn't be allowed to drive a commercial vehicle again
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Hope no one is seriously injured, what was the drive trying to do with kids on board? Was he drunk?

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School buses are now supposed to be painted white from this year onwards.
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School buses are now supposed to be painted white from this year onwards.
know this is new information

do you have any link or source about the information

and why doesn't the government choose one colour and keep it

blue> yellow>and now white
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