Walking School Bus safety Walking School Bus safety

How we keep Walking School Buses safe

  • All Walking School Buses are set up with the help of an Auckland Transport (AT) Community Transport Coordinator.
  • All routes undergo a hazard identification walk to identify safe places to cross and to rectify any hazards along the way.
  • Each adult volunteer receives road safety guidelines that provide simple tips for walking with a group of children. Find the guidelines in multiple languages in our Walking School Bus resource list.
  • Defining Walking School Bus procedures for your school and putting in place some common-sense road safety practices will help volunteers feel comfortable with their role as supervisors, and ensure children are as safe as possible.
  • A consent form must be signed before children can join the bus. Download the Walking School Bus consent form (English, PDF 100KB).

Sneaky driveways

A sneaky driveway is a driveway that has hedges, trees or a fence at the end of it, which means when a resident is reversing out of the driveway, they cannot see the footpath.

See how to manage a sneaky driveway.

Crossing at a pedestrian refuge

When crossing at a pedestrian refuge, it is important not to overload the refuge.

Watch how your Walking School Bus can cross at a pedestrian refuge safely.

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