Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan stated that the School Bus Service Regulations regulate the conditions under which school buses can be rented and said, “Even if an agreement is made with the person operating the school bus, the vehicles to be transported should be school bus vehicles, It is clear that it must fulfill its obligations stipulated in the regulation. " said.
Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Ahmet Arslan, Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu and Minister of National Education İsmet Yılmaz attended the opening of the Traffic Safety and Road Passenger Transport Workshop held at the TOBB Conference Hall.
Minister Arslan, in his speech here, according to the free movement of information and money on the basis of the modern world in today's world, particularly technological, political and social areas that are experiencing dizziness and changes in almost every field indicating that Arslan, the locomotive of the transport sector, he said.
Arslan said, "It is necessary to admit that we have done a lot under the auspices of our Prime Minister under the leadership of our President." he spoke.
One of the most important branches of transportation is the necessity of developing the road transport in accordance with the requirements of the age, technology and security and comfort needs. It is true that Arslan ended the activities carried out for years without inspection and ended with the Road Transport Law No. 4925.
"All kinds of inspections are done"
Reminding that in the article titled "Renting School Bus Vehicles" of the School Bus Service Regulation, the conditions under which these vehicles can be rented are regulated, Arslan continued as follows:
“Even if an agreement is made with the person operating the school bus, it is clear that the vehicles to be transported must be school bus vehicles, and the vehicle owner companies must fulfill their obligations stipulated in the relevant regulation. Within the framework of the said regulation, it is required that the vehicles that will transport students must be vehicles with special permits. In addition, in order to become a service driver and guide personnel, it is imperative that they have not been convicted even if they are pardoned for drug-related and child abuse crimes. All kinds of inspections are carried out by ministries and law enforcement officers on this issue. "
Pointing out that they are working on a very important project that will provide the opportunity to instantly collect and benefit from many data to share with the Ministry of Interior, Arslan said that they have started to prepare the legal basis for the Transportation Electronic Tracking and Control System (U-ETDS).
Arslan, the system to be created by taking the opinions of the sector and the stakeholders in the first prototype studies by stating that they perform, the system for the first time passengers, cargo and goods movements will be made to follow the legislative arrangements, he said.
Arslan said that for the first time in the past, real-time and accurate access to sectoral data, sharing of them in terms of national security, and future planning such as road construction and transportation mode selection will be provided depending on data analysis.
“We will bring you the chance to see whether the trips are officially registered and registered via e-Government. We bring scheduled transportation companies the chance to determine their transportation routes electronically and in writing on e-Government without the need for further processing. With this system, very important developments will be achieved in terms of transport, state and national security, especially passengers. "
Expressing that it is everyone's responsibility to ensure that they settle in the society by creating positive cultural behavioral changes related to increasing traffic safety, Arslan drew attention to the fact that the share of human factor in traffic accidents is over 90 percent in academic studies.
"We reduced accidents caused by road fault almost to zero"
Arslan pointed out that the first goal is to prevent people from making these mistakes, “The second is to develop projects that can forgive human-caused mistakes with technological facilities in order to prevent people from losing their lives even if they make mistakes. At this point, we make our investments in the last 15 years in order not to lose a single person's life. " he spoke.
Reconstruction of vehicles with head-on collision due to the risk of eliminating the risk of eliminating the drivers Arslan, reducing the stress of the journey while increasing traffic safety, the accident caused by the fault of the road reduced to almost zero.
Arslan said, "Although the mobility on our roads has increased 15 times in the last 2 years, we have reduced the loss of life per hundred million vehicles per kilometer from 5,72 to 2,17 in traffic accidents." said.
"We started the forgiving road practices in developed countries"
Emphasizing that one of the most important measures applied to increase traffic safety is intelligent transportation systems, Arslan continued:
“In parallel with the developments in information technologies, we have started to use smart transportation systems widely for the purpose of getting maximum service from highways and ensuring traffic safety. We started the implementation of the systems in order to manage the traffic and inform the drivers on our highways, centered in Istanbul, Izmir and Mersin. "
Approximately 70 of accidents occurring at the intersections of the necessary arrangements to increase traffic safety voicing Arslan, developed countries in the implementation of the forgiven road applications, he said.
Expressing that they have established Europe's most modern and state-of-the-art vehicle inspection stations, Arslan said that they provide inspection services to more than 299 million vehicles annually with 8 stations, after the first inspection, approximately 36 percent of the vehicles were not inspected, and in the second inspection, 96 percent of this rate was corrected. noted.
Arslan emphasized that the value they give to people is the basis of their services and stated that their goal with intelligent transportation systems and technologies is to reduce accidents with fatal and severe injuries.
“We are no longer saying 'The place you cannot go is not yours'. We say 'The place you cannot go safely, comfortably and in a short time is not yours' and we act accordingly, ”said Arslan, adding that they are now talking about high standard, smart ways, forgiving ways.
Arslan pointed out the importance of today's program in the creation of awareness and added that he was confident that the results would have significant consequences for the two days what the parties did and what to do.