Yet again another disaster that claimed innocent lifes, mainly students. Time and again, Govt beuracracy proves it has no value for human life. Should we wait till its our or our beloveds turn to be next, in line.
My suggestion to avoid such disasters are,
1. Make it compulsory for schools and colleges to have thier own bus services (at least these buses need not compete with anyone). I feel pity when I see dozens of kids compressed into autos and jeeps, and watching school kids run behind buses.
2. Special license and rules to drivers who handle students. Thier full license should be cancelled if they do anything dangerous, apart from any legal proceedings
3. A special body comprising of civilians (not politicians), authorized to randomly check the fitness of buses, receive complaints from passengers, report or sue rogue buses etc. Such bodies can be incorporated on district or city basis, as we do for local chamber of commerces.
4. Change the present bus timing system
5. Install speed radars across all main roads (its a means of Govt revenue)
6. Zero tolerance like jail terms and license cancellation and driving ban for few years for those who drink and drive
7. Severe punishment to those who drive using mobile phones
My take would be nature. Environment will be in a severe condition affecting all aspects of our life. The future Govts will realize we cannot keep living the way we do now. It will be a time, when environment friendly revolution will be needed in all aspects of our life. And it will affect our career. Many career streams that we know today, might simply disappear, because it hurts environment and health. Many new careers streams will open up especially in research on more efficient greener way of life. This will affect engineering, medical, social science and practically all career streams.
So what should our young generation look forward to? I would recommend streams that will help in the greening of our world. That should be your future, as the world’s future will depend on it.
To make things clear, please watch this great video. It’s long, but truly worth it.