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How safely are our children escorted to school?

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by Sheetal Sumith
We all have seen auto-rickshaws with overloaded school children hanging many tiffin bags outside. Simply try counting the bags next time when you see you will get the inside picture.

As per government order, only a maximum of six children up to the age of 14 years could be accommodated in an auto rickshaw.

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I feel so sad when I think how busy are the parents who are permitting these drivers to just dump the children in that small three tier vehicle. Reminding you of the ones which don’t even have minimum safety features.

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File photo of an Auto ferrying children to school

An incident in the Shri Basveshwar Circle shook us. The congested auto rickshaw with no safety back door, applied an excess accelerator after crossing the hump. A 7 year old child sitting behind, trusting the safety provided by his parents and his driver uncle, all of a sudden fell out of the auto injuring his knee. Unaware of what just happened behind was driver uncle trying to reach the school on time.

And afraid was the fallen child, after regaining his conscious on what just happened in a fraction of seconds, stood on his legs and was limping behind the auto afraid of not reaching the destination.

Furious, seeing this tragic scene, we just seeded up and blocked the auto and blasted him.

Am sure the parent of the child must be unaware of this incident, because I still see many overcrowded autos. Whom to blame? The busy parents, the safest auto driver uncle or the responsible RTO officials who permit all these and are waiting for an irreversible tragic incident to happen so as to implement the existing rules.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Ma’am I totally agree with this issue. It’s indeed in many major cities too. There was a incident which happened last year near my place wherein a kiddo falls down and is seen with an injury with bleeding which lead him to bed rest for a week. Yes the child was of just 6 years old.
    There should be strict actions taken over this issue

  2. Ma’am I totally agree with this issue. It’s indeed in many major cities too. There was a incident which happened last year near my place wherein a kiddo falls down and is seen with an injury with bleeding which lead him to bed rest for a week. Yes the child was of just 6 years old.
    There should be strict actions taken over this issue

  3. It’s a matter of Concern form Family.
    How much your busy might be ,try to spend time with your Children and look for their safety. Earning only money is not enough.
    It’s not only a duty of RTO officer or any concerned authority . But at gross route level, if parents take care of such things means nothing will go wrong with anyone.
    Blindfolded Authority and Blaming others
    instead, leave encouraging such activities.

  4. This is common unless the authorities take action with the autowalas.
    1. The safety part
    2. Meter problem
    3. Harassing the public
    The Political people should not interfere in this and allow the RTO and the DC to take immediate action

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