RTO claims speed governors fitted in city school buses

 When it is morning, parents are not only worried about sending their children to schools, but also about their safety in school buses.

With the Regional Transport Office (RTO) installing speed governors in all school buses successfully, parents in Mysore can now heave a sigh of relief.  All the buses coming under two RTO's (East and West) have been fitted with speed governors.

Recent spate of accidents involving school buses, where several children were killed in cities including Bangalore, had brought to light several unchecked safety violations.
The Union government which had taken cognisance of the issue and had made corresponding changes to the Central Motor Vehicles Rules, and introduced the speed governing systems and limited the speed of the vehicles to 60kms/hour.

School authorities are also a relieved lot. “Even though fitting speed governors in all buses does not assure cent percent safety, as accidents can even happen at 60 km/per hour speed, this move has brought in accountability.

Also, along with speed governors, buses need to be fitted with GPS system,” said, Chairman of Kautilya Educational Institutions, R Raghu.

Deputy Transport Commissioner C P Narayanswamy told Deccan Herald that there are about 463 school buses in city -- 297 buses in RTO (West) and 166 in RTO (East).
“All the buses have been fitted with speed governors. They send out a warning and disallows the vehicle to accelerate, when it goes beyond the 60 km/per hour mark,”  he said.

RTO officials have been monitoring each of these buses during frequent checks. A new vehicle will be allowed on roads, only after it fulfills the required conditions.

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