Buckle up and ride safer together

Students in NSW north coast wearing the seatbelts on a bus

A new safety campaign has been launched to encourage bus users on the north coast to buckle up and wear seatbelts available on their bus. 

By law, all bus drivers and passengers must use the seat belts in any vehicle that is fitted with them, and each person must use the seatbelt on their own seat.

Currently, Busways has 207 seat belt-fitted buses that service schools in our north coast regions located in Heatherbrae, Bulahdelah, Laurieton, Wauchope, Port Macquarie, Kempsey, Macksville, Raleigh, Coffs Harbour, Grafton and Yamba.

Interesting fact: seatbelts double the chance of survival and reduce the risk of injury in a road crash.

“We’re asking parents and carers to remind their child about bus safety, including taking a seat quickly and buckling up for the ride,” says Juliana Meta, Busways North Coast Area Manager.

Free bus safety education available for primary schools

Busways welcomes kindergarten and primary school teachers in our north coast service areas to book free and fun Bus Safety sessions for their students, from Term 1 to 3, 2024. Each session covers the importance of buckling up as well as other bus safety tips.  Keep your students safe in and around buses, by booking a Busways Bus Safety session online today! Stay safe and enjoy the journey in 2024. Further information on bus safety is also available here.