Your children’s safety comes first
One of SPAD’s key initiatives, the School Children Insurance Coverage Scheme (SCICS) aims to raise the service standards of the school bus industry while also aiding schoolchildren and their families when untoward accidents occur. The Scheme was introduced to also encourage parents to use the services of legal and registered school buses for their children’s daily trips to school. The Scheme highlights the risks of using illegal school buses amongst relevant parties, ie. schools, parents, and schoolchildren.
The School Children Insurance Coverage Scheme (SCICS) covers the use of school buses for a variety of activities, including school excursions, study trips and any extracurricular activities which fall under the respective school’s approval.
Under the scheme, schoolchildren are provided coverage for:
- Accidental death
- Permanent disabilities
- Medical expenses
- Ward allowances
- Bereavement expenses
The School Bus Insurance Scheme was introduced by SPAD in 2013 and continues to be offered across Malaysia.
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Liberalisation of School Bus Fares
In 2014, SPAD announced the liberalisation of school bus fares. This initiative was rolled out in the first quarter of 2015.
Previously, the maximum return fare in urban areas was RM 27.43 for the first kilometre and RM 2.02 for every subsequent kilometre, while fares for rural areas started from RM 20.61 for the first kilometre and RM 2.02 for every subsequent kilometre. Through this initiative, the Commission has allowed school bus operators to decide their own fare regardless of bus size, engine capacity and location.
SPAD is working towards liberalising the public transport industry and this is seen as one of the first steps towards achieving that. The Commission is confident that the liberalisation of the school bus fares has now unlocked the consumer power of parents and schools so they can work together with operators to get the best rates and services.