School Buses

China Digest, December 12, 2012

Municipal lawmakers are planning to pass emergency legislation that would allow drivers to be cited if they do not yield to ambulances during emergencies.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012, 4:00am

Manufacturers reject bus rules

Domestic vehicle manufacturers are split on whether the mainland should adopt US standards on school buses, in the wake of several fatal accidents.

Premier Wen Jiabao has vowed to attach high importance to the safety of school buses, and ordered related authorities to complete legislation within a month.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Trying to resolve technical problems

I refer to the letter headlined 'Bus-safety fear' (South China Morning Post, June 23).

We have adopted a step-by-step approach in pursuing seat-belt legislation in Hong Kong.

17 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Seat belts on way for 'nanny vans'

Children will have to belt up when being driven to school by next year if the Government goes ahead with a plan requiring all passengers of 'nanny vans' and school buses to use seat belts. All school buses with up to 17 seats would also be required to have nannies to escort primary and kindergarten pupils.

28 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Dangerous trips

On May 21, the school bus in which our two children were travelling was involved in a serious accident with a stalled truck in the North Point exit lane on the Eastern Corridor.

The driver of the minibus was seriously injured as was the supervisor and some of the children. Seats were overturned on impact, and the miracle of it all is that no one was killed.

6 Jun 2001 - 12:00am

Safety warning on school buses

Escorts must from this term accompany young children on school buses with more than 16 seats, the Education Department has reminded transport operators.

A six-month period to organise the new arrangements has now finished, said a spokesman.

3 Sep 1997 - 12:00am

New rule aims to make travel safer

Children travelling on school buses will have an escort on board from next year, when new traffic regulations come into force.

From February, school buses with more than 16 seats must have an escort on board.

The safety measure is being taken following several incidents when schoolchildren were caught in bus doors.

13 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Safety on bus trips upgraded

A safe ride to school is the focus of an Education Department move to ensure the protection of schoolchildren.

Following a three-month consultation, the Government has drawn up a list of safety measures to be implemented on all school buses, The recommendations were made by the Transport Department, the Education Department, and the Police.

15 May 1996 - 12:00am

Bright vans to give young children safer ride

All nanny vans will be painted bright yellow by February, under a transport scheme to improve safety for school children.

The new colour would alert other motorists and police that children were on board, said assistant commissioner for transport, Dr Ernest Lee Shu-wing.

'It also appeals to the children,' he said.

8 May 1996 - 12:00am

Escorts to push up school bus fees

Parents will face higher fees for school buses under new regulations making adult escorts compulsory.

The measures were prompted by two fatal accidents involving school buses last year.

13 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Tips for taking a bus ride

SCHOOLCHILDREN will be shown how to get on and off buses in a special road safety programme to be launched this month.

The programme is the Kowloon East Regional Road Safety Campaign.

The statistics for road accidents involving schoolchildren are alarming.

22 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

School mini-bus drivers face test

PROSPECTIVE drivers of private school mini-buses will be required to undergo a driving test from next month under a new system to regulate road safety.

The move reversed a two-decade-long practice which granted car drivers with three years' experience a licence for private light buses.

15 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

Safety of school buses in doubt

ASURVEY on school bus safety has revealed that parents were most concerned about the general condition of the school bus and the driver's attitude towards driving.

Most parents were willing to pay higher fares for improvements such as the installation of safety belts and the presence of an adult to look after the children.

29 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Pre-school bus fears

I AM concerned about accidents involving buses carrying pre-school children to kindergartens.

This is not an uncommon occurrence in Hongkong. It is just not often reported, because the children are not taken to the hospital for their minor injuries.

After one particular incident I did a bit of research on pre-school bus regulations.

6 Mar 1993 - 12:00am

Misled by mini-bus drivers

I AM an avid user of public transport in Hongkong and I usually have no problems with it. But there have been two incidents that involved mini-buses in which I have been appalled by the lack of reliability and courtesy of the driver.

4 Jan 1993 - 12:00am