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Bus Safety Week 6-12 November 2017

NSW Bus Safety Week will be held from 6–12 November 2017 to highlight the importance of bus-related safety issues for all road users.
Bus Safety Week is part of the ‘Be Bus Aware’ campaign which aims to reinforce the road rules relating to buses to the community and promote safer on-road interactions between pedestrians, motorists, bicycle riders and buses.

Each year, Bus Safety Week helps raise awareness for all road users on how to stay safe on and around buses, helping to reduce injuries and fatalities.

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Pedestrians made up the largest group of bus fatalities over the 2012 to 2016 period. Bus Safety Week promotes safety for pedestrians, who should:

  • Plan ahead and don't rush for the bus
  • Follow the rules and cross with care
  • Avoid being distracted by mobile devices
  • Stand back from the kerb when waiting for a bus.

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We know that because of their sheer size and mass, buses cause severe outcomes for other road users in crashes. Buses can't stop quickly and drivers should:

  • Give way to buses
  • Not merge too closely in front of buses
  • Slow down to 40 km/h when bus lights are flashing.

For more information about the bus safety week campaign please go to -
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