Slow Down to 40km/h When the Bus Lights Flash


In NSW there are thousands of buses that travel every day transporting students to and from school. Due to their size and mass, buses take more time to stop. Crashes involving buses often result in more severe outcomes for other road users.


The Centre for Road Safety is committed to improving safety around buses and is implementing a tactical school bus safety campaign. This is a reminder for parents and carers that lights flash on buses to warn motorists that buses are picking up and dropping off children. Drivers must not overtake or pass a bus with flashing lights at more than 40lm/h.

You can help keep children safe by:

–       Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing

–       Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in schools zones or along bus routes

–       Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic

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