The recent spate of accidents involving students is a warning sign about the plight of our rural students.
In urban areas, traffic is too heavy for a school bus system, and the taxi operators are capitalising on this to the detriment of the students.
However, in rural areas, a bus system would be very effective, although costly, but this should not deter a good venture to benefit our students, most of whom travel from far and wide.
These are our future leaders and, as responsible leaders and parents, we must protect them by coming up with a long-lasting and futuristic plan. And by so doing, we'll be preserving our legacy.
Rugen Pillay, Durban North