New state-of-art UAE school buses take to the roads

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A new fleet of new school buses are on the road today taking 240,000 students to schools across the UAE, on the first day of the new term.

Speaking on Dubai Eye 103.8's Business Breakfast Abdullah Almoosa, acting Executive Director of the transport sector for Emirates Transport says over 700 new buses have been added to the fleet and have been equipped with new technology to make journeys even safer.

“We have equipped a lot of our buses with technological advancements to make sure students are transported in a safe manner,” he said.

A total of 8,500 school buses make up the whole fleet, with the new buses using technology such as motion sensors and a panic button for the driver connecting which connects them to a centralised operation room in case of any emergency.  

Almoosa said it’s been a busy summer for Emirates Transport with over 600 new drivers being hired and trained to handle an influx of new students. "We have new drivers and supervisors who all needed a lot of training ahead of time and we’ve done all the required maintenance work on all the buses to make sure everything runs smoothly."

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