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Accidents Involving School Buses

EDM (Early Day Motion) 129A1: tabled on 06 December 1989

Tabled in the 1989-90 session.

This motion has been signed by 7 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Emma Nicholson on 01 December 1989. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

At end add 'notes the undertaking by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport that he would examine the possibility of the United States system of all school buses being painted distinctive yellow and carrying automatic flashing lights, where it is an offence to pass a stationary school bus when children are alighting; and calls for the results of such examination to be put in legislative form within the lifetime of this Parliament.'.

Original motion text

That this House notes with great sadness the number of serious accidents involving children and school buses; is concerned that no statutory safety regulations exist for school transport systems; calls on the Government to take note of demands from parents and school governing bodies to introduce legislation setting a minimum standard of safety provision for school buses; and urges the Secretary of State for Transport to consider such measures as large visible signs and flashing lights attached to school buses, safe routes to school, seat belts for buses and coaches, adult supervision, first aid training for school bus drivers, school transport safety education and advice to children and the halting of all traffic when children are boarding or alighting a school bus, so that unnecessary traffic accidents are prevented in future.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this amendment.