Brigadier Ali Al Dhaheri the Director General of Central Operations at Abu Dhabi police said that not maintaining enough distance between the three buses of the incident, which occurred on Mosafah Bridge in Abu Dhabi yesterday morning was the main reasons of the accident reported Emarat Al Youm.
He pointed out that as well as the students were sitting on their seats but not fasten their seatbelts that led to injuries among them.
It is worth mentioning that 47 persons including school students were injured in a collision between two school buses and public transport bus in Abu Dhabi.
The accident was happened due to not leaving sufficient security distance between the three busses. The injuries were admitted to Al Mafrig hospital for treatment.
Al Dhaheri said it has been communicated with the injured students, where they have been admitted that they were not sitting on their seats, or committed to fasten the seat belts, which contributed to the injuries.
He confirmed that school bus drivers are responsible for making sure students sitting in their seats and fasten their seat belts before moving.
Meanwhile He called the parents to educate their children the need to adhere to safety procedures and safe while they are in school buses, and adhere to the guidelines and instructions of drivers.
Al Dhaheri confirmed the availability, safety requirements and technical specifications on school buses within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as stipulated in the law of traffic.
He added that the buses of the accident were equipped inside with the necessary specifications and with belts.
Amer Al Shehi Director of the School transportation at Emirates Transport told Emarat Al Youm that the buses of the accident are not affiliated to Emirates transport but are belonging to special operators.
He also stressed the importance of adhering the drivers with the traffic safety instructions and speed limit during the transferring of students.
Forty-one people who were injured in the accident left Al Mafrig hospital after receiving treatment, with another six remaining under treatment, according to the Abu Dhabi health services company.