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CODES OF PRACTICE

Stay out of the Danger Zone around the bus.

 

 Smoking is not allowed on the Yellow School bus.

 

Good behaviour is essential for the safety of all passengers and the driver.

 

Bad behaviour compromises safety and may result in the loss of your seat on the bus.

 

 Vandalism will also not be tolerated and will result in instant exclusion from the bus.

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THE DANGER ZONE

 

The area within 3 metres of the yellow school buses is known as the Danger Zone. In this area it can be difficult for the driver to see you. The most dangerous parts of the Danger Zone are immediately in front and behind the bus. Always move away from these areas as quickly as possible and try to ensure that the bus driver can see you, and you can see the driver.

 

Student code

 

Make sure you are at the bus stop five minutes before the bus is due. Last minute rushing to catch the bus can cause accidents.

Stand well away from the kerb while you are waiting for the bus and don't push or shove. Stay out of the 3m Danger Zone around the bus.

 

You must present your Yellow Bus ticket to the driver before you take your seat. Students without a valid or up-to-date ticket will not normally be allowed to travel.

 

Wear your lap belts throughout the journey to and from school. Sit down at all times when the bus is moving, and don't get up until the bus has come to a complete stop.

 

Talk but don't shout - too much noise can distract the driver. If you need to talk to the driver during the journey, for example if you are feeling unwell, try to wait until the bus stops.

 

Don't throw anything within the bus, or out of the windows - this can be extremely dangerous. Never touch the emergency door unless instructed to by the driver in the event of an emergency.

 

If you drop something under or near the bus, tell the driver first. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you. Put your bag under your seat, where no one can trip over it.

 

When you leave the bus, move away from it so that the driver can see if it's safe to drive off. Stay out of the Danger Zone around the bus.

 

If you have to cross the road, wait until the bus has driven off and you can see the road is clear.

Never cross in front of the bus.