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Abu Dhabi private schools suspend after-school sports due to lack of...

A shortage of regulation-compliant school buses in Abu Dhabi has forced at least two private schools to cancel some after-school sports matches. Headmasters from Cranleigh...

Abu Dhabi: Schoolchildren ‘hurt’ in bus accident

Abu Dhabi: An accident in the UAE capital involving at least two school buses is reported to have left a number of children injured, Gulf...

School bus safety goes up a gear for new academic year...

Dubai/Abu Dhabi: The new academic year starting next week will see tighter safety measures on school buses. In Dubai, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA)...

Sleeping child check button on UAE schoolbuses

Two weeks after an Abu Dhabi court sent three people to jail and ordered a school’s closure over the death of a four-year-old student on a schoolbus, the UAE’s largest transport provider has revealed its plans to beef up security on its fleet of buses.

Dubai students' safety in focus as RTA amends rules for school...

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) officials told Gulf News on Sunday that six months' notice have been given to schools to comply with the changes, following which the law will be implemented stringently from September 1. "According to the law [first issued in 2008], school buses cannot speed more than 80km/h, and must have RTA-approved speed control devices installed to ensure this," said Furat Ali Al Ameri, director of franchising and enforcement at the RTA's Public Transport Agency.

Security enhanced on Dubai school buses

Following the allegations of misbehaviour with a girl some months back on a school bus of a prominent institution, security has finally been enhanced by the transport authority, School Transport Services, (STS) on all its vehicles.

Living in Dubai Feature: School Buses

School buses in Dubai.