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Safe Limos at School Proms

GEM Motors are influencing parents to find out more about the drivers and vehicles taking their children to and from school.

There are too many events, and we her at midland limos suggest that, where school transport drivers and vehicles fall far short of the high values parents should expect.

That’s why midland limos are advising any parents whose children use coaches, minibuses and private hire taxis, to make certain that head teachers ask for regular inspections, CRB checks and any other appropriate documents make sure everything is 100% checked.

We also advise if you have children with special needs, which have a longer journey to a special school, then it’s important that you trust the drivers prearranged to make those journeys we here at midland limos would bypass those checks easily. But you only have to look at the results of the likely amount of the problem nationwide.

Here are some questions that we suggest you should ask the head teacher:

- What proof do you have to suggest that my child’s driver is qualified to work with children?
-  When were safety checks last carried out on the vehicle used to convey my child?
- When did you last check the CRB certificate of the driver?
- When was the driver’s license was last checked?

Our experience has shown that trustworthy transport operatives are happy to cooperate, largely because they are keen to show they have nothing to hide, and would like to see any operators put out of business.

It is worrying that some drivers with the responsibility for transporting children appear willing to compromise safety, either by their own actions or by failing to check the roadworthiness of their vehicles. We urge all parents whose children use school transport to push for more frequent checks of the drivers and vehicles they use, so that the risks the children face are reduced to a minimum.