Seatbelt safety a priority for regional school buses

Published: 26 Jun 2017

All rural and regional school buses will have seatbelts installed by 2019.

The NSW Government is providing $29 million in funding from the 2017-18 NSW Budget to install seatbelts in all regional school buses, four years ahead of schedule.

By December 2021, all 2800 rural and regional buses will have seatbelts.

Students travelling on school buses must fasten their seatbelts if they’re provided.

Minister for Transport and Infrastructure Andrew Constance said the installation of seatbelts on the rural and regional bus fleet was being fast-tracked to ensure the safety of regional public transport.

“This is something our communities have been crying out for and I’m committed to making sure kids across the state can travel to school safely,” Mr Constance said.

Find out more about seatbelt safety in NSW

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