School Bus Safety
All parents are concerned about the safety of their children travelling to and from school. Because of this, many parents elect to drive their children or have them driven by another adult. They believe their children are safest in a private car.
The fact is buses offer the safest form of road travel to school.
Parents and Carers
Parents and Carers can help with school bus safety by:-
Taking your child to the bus stop in the morning and waiting on the correct side of the road for the bus to arrive
Never leave young children alone at the bus stop
Wait a safe distance away from the road at the bus stop
When the bus arrives at the stop, make sure the driver can see your child at all times
Meeting your child at the bus stop in the afternoon and waiting on the side of the road the bus stops on
Be on time when meeting your child
Move away from the bus when you have met your child at the bus door
Wait until the bus has driven away and until there is plenty of visibility in both directions before crossing any road
By following these simple suggestions you can help us keep your children safe.
In adverse weather conditions we experience delays due to the road conditions.
For more information on School Bus Safety visit the Safety Town website developed by Transport for NSW as an educational resource for NSW Students about road safety for students.
Care for Children
We are very aware of the need to care for children travelling on our buses. When children get onto the wrong school bus, the driver will contact the depot or arrange to transfer the child to the correct bus or keep them on the bus until the bus returns to the depot. We will contact you where we have been provided with contact details.
PLEASE ADVISE CHILDREN NOT TO GET OFF THE BUS ANYWHERE OTHER THAN THEIR CORRECT BUS STOP unless we have been previously advised by a Parent or Carer.
40km/h Speed Limit when Passing a School Bus
Drivers must take extra care when driving past bus stops or along bus routes in rural and regional areas. Be aware of children crossing the road and slow down to 40 when bus lights flash.