30 Jul '13, 2am

Seatbelts to be installed on dedicated Regional school buses #tfnsw #nswpol

The NSW Government will invest more than $200 million to install seatbelts on buses dedicated to school runs in rural and regional NSW, Minister for Transport Gladys Berejiklian and Minister for Roads and Ports Duncan Gay announced today. The commitment comes as the NSW Government today announced it will adopt the majority of the recommendations made by the Independent School Bus Safety Community Advisory Committee’s inquiry into school bus safety in rural and regional NSW. For the first time in NSW, seatbelts will progressively be installed and standing phased out on almost 1,700 dedicated school services over 10 years, starting this financial year. The rollout of seatbelts is estimated to cost around $208 million over the period. More than 60,000 students across regional and rural NSW travel on these dedicated school buses (known by operators as contract A buses) each da...

Full article: http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/media-releases/seatbelts-...

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