Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Speed of cars passing school buses bigger issue than seatbelts - MP

Tranzwatching school buses in NZ

Waitaki Member of Parliament Jacqui Dean says that cars failing to reduce speed to the required 20 km an hour when passing school buses loading or discharging school children is a bigger issue than whether seat belts are installed in school buses.  The problem is caused by local drivers and not just tourists.

A report in The Timaru Herald notes that 20km signs are being painted on the back of some buses and buses shelters to try to create greater awareness, and some rural womens' groups are calling for flashing signs on the buses to be used when dropping passengers.

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