25 students injured: two college busses collide at Soorapallam, near Rajakkamangalam
Road accidents are one of the biggest causes of deaths on roads. As per statistics, one person is killed in a road accident every four minutes in India. We had encountered an incident today again, at Soorapallam near Rajakkamangalam. Where two college busses (Stella Mary’s college and Arunachala college) collided each other and 25 girls were injured.
Incident happened at 8. 45 am on 06 Jan 2020, when the drivers of both the buses were in a hurry to reach college in time. However, we must also consider the fact that safety of the students using this bus service was not considered by the college management.
It has been noticed and reported by public that every day these buses go at speed of 120 to 140, which clearly indicates that there is no speed governor installed in the bus. Locals also raised concern that these bus drivers are young and without experience and may be tried to show heroism to girls inside the bus. This is one major cause for this accident.
We strongly propose to all the colleges that offer transport facility the below points.
Drivers of college bus drivers should be experienced and aged at least above 40 years.
College buses to follow the speed regulation fixed by the government and install speed governors.
If there are delays because of acceptable reasons, college management to accept it and not pressurize the drivers to reach on time.
Students are the pillar of our nation. Let us be more cautious and handle them safely.