Safety Board investigates bus accident

25th May 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 May 2007, THE HAGUE - The Safety Board announced on Thursday that it is investigating the cause of the school bus accident in Jabeek on Wednesday in which 13 children were injured.

25 May 2007

THE HAGUE - The Safety Board announced on Thursday that it is investigating the cause of the school bus accident in Jabeek on Wednesday in which 13 children were injured.

The board is investigating to what extent the road and intersection where the accident occurred are unsafe, whether the road network manager knew about this, and if so what measures have been taken. The board will also be examining the seating and safety belts in the bus.

The board published a report on 30 June 2005 about regional main roads that were known to be dangerous. In the report it made recommendations to the Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management and the road management companies. In response to Wednesday’s accident the board is also investigating to what extent the improvements recommended have been acted upon.

The Transport Inspectorate took two school buses off the road in the town of Sevenum in Limburg on Thursday because of serious technical problems. The buses were transporting a total of 130 children at the time.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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