Take Care. Be Aware.

What is BusSAFE?

BusSAFE is an initiative of the bus industry – we bring bus safety education sessions to your school.

Our fun, interactive presentations are delivered by trained instructors and are aligned to the Australian Curriculum (HPE, D&T) for years Reception to 9.

BusSAFE sessions are free for rural or regional public school students in South Australia, Queensland and Tasmania. For other schools, don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can tailor a package to your needs.

Bus safety is a shared responsibility between industry, schools and the community. Get involved and help us keep your students safe.

Travel Safely, Together.

Thousands of young people across Australia travel by bus to school every day.

Buses are one of the safest modes of transportation, but accidents and emergencies can happen. When they do, it is usually through risky behaviour at the bus pickup area or while on the bus.

Between 1989 and 2020, there were 90 fatalities involving buses carrying school-aged children. Half of these fatalities were people not in a vehicle – such as pedestrians and cyclists. In Australia, approximately 254 bus occupants are hospitalised from crashes each year.*

For every reported accident, thousands more near-misses go unreported. Our aim is to avert the incidents and avoid lives lost through preventable accidents.

*Australian Road Deaths Database (BITRE 2020).
(Road Trauma Involving Heavy Vehicles—Annual Summaries | Bureau of Infrastructure and Transport Research Economics-bitre.gov.au)

“Engaging presenter, involvement and high engagement of students throughout”

Luke

Deputy Principal, Freeling Primary School, SA

“Students were particularly interested in safety aspects of a bus and what to do if something goes wrong. Having a physical bus there for students to put the learning into practice was excellent”

Ashley

Principal, Owen Primary School, SA.

“… being 5-6 year olds with limited knowledge of how buses work, it was great information for them to learn as buses are a part of school life”

Amy

Reception Teacher, Mallala Primary School, SA.

“The kids enjoyed going out and looking at the bus and seeing where the emergency exists were.”

Jacqui

Kalangadoo Primary School

The Bus Industry Encourages Schools To Get On Board.

Drivers like Brenton have seen first-hand how increased student understanding of basic bus safety principles can minimise accidents and near misses in and around buses.

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