Walking School Bus safety Walking School Bus safety
- Learn about how we keep Walking School Buses safe.
- Find out what a sneaky driveway is.
- How to cross at a pedestrian refuge.
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).
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.
You may also be interested in:
- Road safety guidelines for volunteers.
- Pedestrian safety.
- Walking School Bus homepage.
- Volunteer information and resources.