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Key Fact

What can I do to help stay safe on school transport?

Follow the Travel Behaviour Code.

Top Tips


  • When travelling, to help keep safe:
  • Behave throughout your journey.
  • Always wear your seatbelt.
  • Never distract the driver.
  • Always listen to the driver’s instructions.
  • Respect fellow passengers.
  • Respect vehicles and property.
  • Always obey the law.
  • Never drop litter.
  • Treat others the same as you would like to be treated.

Things to Make You Think!

PC Jones says:

Rules are in place to keep you safe.

  • Pupils misbehaving on school transport may be given an ASBO.
  • Parents may have to sign a contract ensuring their child’s good behaviour on school transport. A breach of this contract could result in you being excluded from travelling on the bus for a period of time.
  • Pupils may face further punishment in school for poor behaviour on the bus.
  • CCTV is now fitted on the majority of school buses and would be used to assist in any formal prosecution.
  • Pupils who misbehave will be ejected off the bus by the driver and will have to continue their journey on foot.
  • It takes only 7/10th of a second to be killed in a vehicle travelling at 60 mph.

The Travel Behaviour Code

Travel Behaviour Code

Your safety is very important. You must behave responsibly and safely when travelling to and from school or college, whether you go there by bus, train, taxi, bicycle, walking or any other way. If you get a bus to school or college, you must also follow the rules in the School Bus Travel Behaviour Code.

If you do not follow this Code, for your own safety, and other peoples’, local authorities, schools and colleges can take action against you. This might involve taking away your right to school transport and even excluding you from school.

Your Responsibility

  • Always respect others, including other pupils, drivers and the public.
  • Always respect vehicles and property.
  • Always be polite.
  • Never drop litter.
  • Always obey the law.

Your Safety

  • Always behave well when travelling.
  • Always follow the driver’s instructions when travelling.
  • You must not distract drivers.
  • Always cross the road safely and sensibly.
  • Always travel by a safe route.

Your Rights

  • To be safe when travelling.
  • To be treated fairly and with respect.
  • To tell someone if somebody or something is causing you problems.
  • Not to be bullied or picked on.

Please tell a teacher, parent or driver about any bad behaviour or bullying you see.


Your school police officer is here to help you understand how to travel safely on school transport.

PC Smith’s Advice

PC Smith’s Advice

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Question and Answer

Question: What is the Travel Behaviour Code?
Answer: It is a document which gives advice on how pupils should behave whilst travelling on school transport.
Question: Who should wear a seatbelt?
Answer: The driver and all passengers.
Question: Do I have to wear a seatbelt?

Seat belts are requred by law, because they save lives. If you are not wearing a seat belt during a collision, you are much more likely to be hurt and to injure other people.

  • The law states that if you are over 135cm in height you must wear an adult belt.
  • If under 135cm you must use a booster seat to enable you to wear an adult belt.
Question: Are all road accidents really accidental?
Answer: No - almost every road traffic collision could have been avoided. Research shows that 95% of collisions could have been prevented.
Question: What should I do if I feel unsafe when travelling on school transport?
Answer: Make sure you report any misbehaviour to the driver or your teacher and always tell your parents or carers if anyone is upsetting you.

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