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The Bethany Project

Transport Policy

Vehicle Policy in addition to the guidelines already in place

(due to the exorbitant costs of running and maintaining our vehicles and our dependence on them for emergency use it is important that we remember the following).

Our Vehicles have been provided so that Bethany
can fulfill it’s objectives as stated in our constitution

The Vehicles  primary functions are in providing a vehicle that can be used in an emergency to transport very sick people/children to hospital who are so ill they would be unable to use the local bus service. It must be remembered that when the vehicle is being used for other purposes then it can not fulfill its primary function.

The Vehicles secondary function is to provide for the needs of the family (shopping etc.). These include necessary journeys that cannot be done economically by bus. An example of this would be taking a number of the children to Magu for computer training whereby there is a cost saving using a vehicle as compared to paying bus fares for each child. It must be remembered that our Vehicles represent  our major monthly expenses.

The Vehicles use as a recreational vehicle is restricted to short journeys (on good roads) to places of interest etc. These journeys should not keep the vehicles off site for more than a few hours as they will be unable to fulfill their primary or secondary functions whilst off site.

What the Vehicles are NOT intended for is use by volunteers, staff, workers or children for their personal transportation or for their own purposes.

Under no circumstances should the Vehicles be used off road through choice. (e.g. the Vehicles are not to be used for visits to the Serengeti) The reason for this is that it is not fulfilling its primary or secondary function and being off road puts unacceptable wear and tear on the vehicle resulting in excessive repair bills.

Having regard to the safety of our passengers, other road users, pedestrians and the speed limit in Tanzania please remember to keep your speed below 80kph (55mph).

Please click here to view our guidelines which form part of our Transport Policy

Policy last updated January 2005