Buses offer the safest form of road travel to school.

Recent research carried out by the University of Sydney indicates that buses offer the safest mode of road transport to and from school. The findings show that buses are:

  • 7 times safer than using the family car
  • Over 31 times safer than walking to school
  • 228 times safer than cycling to school

Care for Children

We are very aware of the need to care for children travelling on our buses. When children get onto the wrong school bus, the driver will contact the depot or arrange to transfer the child to the correct bus. Children will never be left stranded.

Quality of Service

Symons Bus and Coach Service aim is to provide a high quality of service. We achieve this in a number of ways.

  • Drivers
    • Our drivers are fully licensed, authroised and trained to provide the highest level of service and safety
  • Fleet
    • We have a fleet of quality buses conforming to all government requirements for Operator Accreditation.
    • All our buses are thouroughly maintained through comprehensive inspection programs to ensure maximum efficiency and safety.

Crossing the road

Children often get excited to meet their friends or their parents at bus stops and may lack the awareness of other road users when crossing the road.
Parents who take their child to and from a bus stop are encouraged to park on the same side of the road as the bus and not on the opposite side of the road.

If a child needs to cross the road after disembarking the bus, they should;

WAIT - until the bus has moved on
LOOK - both sides of the road for any incoming traffix
WALK - across the road keeping attention on the surroundings.

If there is a designated crossing nearby, it is required to be used for everyone's safety

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