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07 January 2019

TAKE THE BUS TO SCHOOL THIS YEAR

With the new school year having started this week, parents’ transport schedules will also be taking on the regular frenzy of dropping and picking children up from school. The GO GEORGE bus service offers a very handy and practical alternative to residents in those areas where the bus system has already been rolled out.

“We’d like to remind parents that all children from the age of 12 years may use the buses on their own, while GO GEORGE cannot take responsibility for younger children travelling without adult company. This is such a convenient and safe solution, as well as affordable, that we really want to help parents work out a way to get their kids to school by bus,” says GO GEORGE Manager, James Robb.
“Our communications team is currently visiting all schools in areas serviced by the buses to inform grade eights about the different routes to school. Unique maps depicting the different options available to school and back home has been created for each school and are handed out and discussed with the young passengers. These maps can also be downloaded from our website," he said.
"We need parents’ help, though, to educate their children to be safe around the buses, and to adhere to the rules which make a trip on the bus a pleasant experience for all passengers, including not vandalising the buses and bus stops. No eating and drinking is allowed on buses – this includes chewing gum that gets stuck onto any surface just too easily – and loud music or loud talking on cell phones is unacceptable too. But more importantly, we need kids to be careful when they get off the bus and cross the road, and not to walk onto the street from behind a bus where motorists might not have seen or expected them. The rule is to cross the road at a safe crossing point, which is why our bus stops have all been positioned close to a marked crossing. Please also explain to children the dangers of running alongside a bus and trying to touch it; we find this to be a popular and very dangerous game among the youngsters,” Robb warned.

For more information on the best routes to the schools in town, phone the GO GEORGE Call Centre on 0800 044 044, send an email to info@gogeorge.org.za or visit www.gogeorge.org.za.

RY VANJAAR BUS SKOOL TOE
Met die nuwe skooljaar wat hierdie week afgeskop het, is ouers se skedules weer gelaai met ritte om kinders by die skool af- en op te laai. Die GO GEORGE-busdiens bied ‘n handige en praktiese alternatief aan inwoners in die areas waar die busdiens reeds beskikbaar is.

“Ons wil ouers graag herinner dat kinders van 12-jarige ouderdom af die busse op hul eie mag gebruik, terwyl GO GEORGE nie verantwoordelikheid neem vir jonger kinders wat sonder volwasse toesig ry nie. Hierdie is so ‘n gerieflike en veilige oplossing, en boonop bekostigbaar ook, dat ons ouers regtig wil help om ‘n plan uit te werk om hul kinders per bus skool toe te laat ry,” sê GO GEORGE-bestuurder, James Robb.

"Ons kommunikasiespan is tans besig om alle skole wat deur die busdiens bedien word te besoek om graad agts in te lig oor die verskillende busroetes skool toe. Unieke kaarte wat die verskillende opsies van roetes skool toe en terug huis toe uitbeeld, is geskep vir elke skool en word uitgedeel en bespreek met die leerders. Hierdie kaarte kan ook afgelaai word op ons webblad," sê hy.

“Ons het egter ouers se hulp nodig om hul kinders op te voed om veilig te wees in die omgewing van die busse, en om by die reëls te hou wat verseker dat ‘n busrit ‘n aangename ervaring vir al die passasiers is, wat ook insluit dat die busse en bushaltes nie gevandaliseer word nie. Niemand word toegelaat om te eet of te drink op die busse nie – dit sluit kougom wat net te maklik op enige oppervlak geplak word in – en harde musiek of luidkeelse selfoongesprekke is ook onaanvaarbaar. Maar nog belangriker is die feit dat ons wil hê kinders moet versigtig wees wanneer hulle van die bus af klim en die straat kruis, en om nie oor die straat te loop van agter ‘n bus uit waar motoriste hulle nie kon sien of verwag het nie. Die reël is om die pad by ‘n veilige voetoorgang te kruis, wat die rede is waarom ons bushaltes almal naby ‘n afgebakende voetoorgang geplaas is. Verduidelik ook asseblief aan kinders hoe gevaarlik dit is om langs ‘n bus te hardloop en daaraan te probeer raak; ons vind dat hierdie ‘n gewilde en baie gevaarlike speletjie onder die jongklomp is,” waarsku Robb.

Vir meer inligting oor die beste roetes na die skole in die dorp, skakel gerus die GO GEORGE-inbelsentrum by 0800 044 044, stuur ‘n e-pos na info@gogeorge.org.za of besoek die webblad www.gogeorge.org.za.

Last published 07 January 2019