Around 165 students from schools across Cowra have been participating in bus safety class being coordinated by NRMA Insurance, Cowra Bus Service and PCYC Cowra.
The program focuses on making bus safety fun for kindergarten aged children and advises parents on bus and road safety issues.
This includes classroom discussions, presentations and an education bus ride to practice safety tips.
The program will visit four primary schools across Cowra and the surrounding areas throughout February, making stops at St Raphael’s and Holmwood Public School this week.
Cowra NRMA Insurance representative Vanessa Browne said bus travel can be a daunting experience for school children – especially for the younger ones.
“This program will help improve the children’s general understanding of the dangers that exist when travelling in a vehicle or crossing a road and help increase their confidence to ensure their trip to and from school is always a safe one,” Ms Browne said.
Through the bus safety program children will learn to:
- Always stand two steps back from the kerb when waiting for the bus
- Never push or shove each other or muck around at the bus stop
- Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting on or off
- Wait for the bus to move away from the kerb before you cross the road
- Tell the driver straight away if you miss your stop
- Discuss with Mum and Dad who is a safe adult and
- Ask Mum or Dad to write your home phone number on the inside of your bag
More information about the bus safety program is available by calling into the Cowra NRMA Insurance office on 6342 2100.