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Buckling up on school buses

25 Feb 2019

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Busways has just introduced seat belts for passengers into our bus fleet. Several vehicles will be deployed to schools soon and more will continue to be deployed over the next couple of years under the NSW government’s plan to have all school services in regional NSW operated by a seat belt-fitted fleet.

By law, all drivers and passengers must use the seat belts in any vehicle that is fitted with them.

 Drivers will undertake training covering seatbelt regulations and their responsibilities.

While bus drivers will verbally remind students to fasten their seatbelts, it is the student’s responsibility to buckle themselves in. The driver’s responsibility is to transport students to and from school safely.

It would be a great assistance if you can help by talking to your children about wearing their seat belts on the bus without waiting to be asked. It is just like getting in the car – if there is a seat belt on their seat, they need to buckle up.

If you would like any more information about the new buses or would like to talk to us, please contact Busways’ Customer Service Department at Infoline@busways.com.au and we’ll be happy to help.

Thank you for your support.