he General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has developed a campaign to inspect school transport in collaboration with the Mijas Town Hall, in which supervised twenty vehicles that provide this service in the municipality, and whose purpose is to guarantee the safety of the 2,150 users who make use of it, as announced on Wednesday by the Councilor for Transport, Nicolás Cruz.
The mayor has pointed out that “the DGT carries out this control and inspection campaign in which the Mijas City Council collaborates, despite not having direct powers in terms of school transport”.
On this occasion, he pointed out that “20 vehicles have been inspected, finding two Incidents that have to do with the useful life of the vehicles themselves, whose age must be less than 16 years”, for which “we have already asked these companies to correct this eventuality”.
In Mijas there is 12 public Early Childhood and Primary Education centers, of which nine have school transport services, as detailed by Cruz, who has indicated that “we also have seven Secondary and High School centers and all of them provide school transport services.” This means, in the words of the councilor, that “there are 19 routes in the Infant and Primary schools and 24 in Secondary and Baccalaureate, moving about 2,150 students every day, hence the importance of an inspection campaign like this one”.
For his part, the Local Police officer Antonio Guerrero explained that some 200 town halls from all over Spain have joined this campaign, with the inspection carried out based on two large blocks such as “the documentation, where we control the circulation permit, which is less than 16 years old, transport insurance, ITV or tachograph”, or a second that responds “to the security elements of the vehicle”. In the latter, “its age is controlled, that it has a companion when half of the passengers are under 12 years old, the floor, the steps that have to be non-slip, doors or windows”.