Among our regular customers:
- Kyiv International School,
- children’s studio “Mr. Pooh”,
- Scandinavian Gymnasium,
- Private school “Mandarinka”.
And many other educational institutions of Kyiv chose us as a permanent carrier. Our buses take children on excursions in Kyiv, Ukraine, accompany children’s competitions and tours to the cities of the CIS and Europe.
Rules for transporting children by bus: what organizers need to know. Requirements for accompanying persons, a list of necessary documents, issuing a permit, police escort.
1. Transport of organized groups of children must be carried out with a high level of safety, reliability and quality of transport service.
2. The maximum number of children to be transported by bus should not exceed the number of seats in it according to the manufacturer’s passport.
3. Organized groups of children must be transported by experienced bus (minibus) drivers who have at least 5 years of driving experience and a category “D” driver’s license.
4. Transportation of organized groups of children is carried out by a passenger carrier if it has the appropriate permit, the form and procedure for issuing which is approved by the Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Health.
5. Transportation of organized groups of children in a convoy of five or more buses is coordinated with the police authorities.
6. Before starting the transportation of organized groups of children, the customer and the passenger carrier must:
a) determine the route of transportation of organized groups of children, as a rule, such that regular bus transportation is already carried out;
b) establish bus stops:
technical – one for the first 50 kilometers and at least one for each subsequent 100 kilometers of the route;
for rest – for 5 minutes after every hour of movement and for 30 minutes – after every 5 hours of movement (combining a 30-minute rest with a lunch break is allowed);
for food – after 3-5 hours of driving;
for overnight stay;
c) make a route diagram;
d) make a traffic schedule.
7. Transportation of organized groups of children is carried out only during daylight hours and under favorable weather conditions.
8. For each group of children of 10 people, one responsible manager is appointed for the duration of the escort, and for a group of 30 people or more – a medical worker.
9. The route scheme and the traffic schedule are drawn up in triplicate, agreed by the passenger carrier with the relevant police authorities and approved by the customer. Sections of roads, settlements, places of concentration of traffic accidents, emergency areas, etc., are drawn on the route diagram. One copy of the route scheme and timetable is issued to the driver, the other two are kept by the customer and the passenger carrier.
10. Transportation of organized groups of children by bus (minibus) is carried out under the condition of mandatory briefing with children and accompanying persons on the rules of safe behavior during movement and actions in the event of emergency situations or road accidents.
11. Two drivers are required to transport organized groups of children on a route of more than 250 km.
12. Information support for the transportation of organized groups of children should be visual. Visual information on the bus is placed on the front stencil (the inscription “Custom” in black paint), the identification sign “Children” is installed in the front and back of the bus.
During the movement of buses with organized groups of children in a convoy in accordance with the requirements of the Traffic Rules:
• the distinguishing sign “Column” is installed; the low beam of the headlights is turned on;
• buses must move only in one row as close as possible to the right edge of the carriageway, except when the convoy is accompanied by vehicles of the State Traffic Inspection;
• the speed of the convoy and the distance between the buses are set by the leader of the convoy or according to the driving mode of the main vehicle, but not more than 80 km/h;
• the convoy must be divided into groups (no more than five vehicles each), the distance between which ensures the possibility of overtaking the group by other vehicles;
• in the event of a convoy stopping on the road, emergency signaling devices are activated on all buses;
• the locations of emergency exits with the method of their opening, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and emergency stop button must be marked in the bus cabin;
• inscriptions can be replaced by appropriate symbolic images.
13. In the event of adverse weather and road conditions, a bus breakdown, a threat to traffic safety, as well as a deterioration in the driver’s health, it is necessary to immediately stop the traffic and notify the passenger carrier, who must take measures to deliver the children to the final destination.