New petition calls for seat belts on rural school buses

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 5:44PM
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New petition calls for seat belts on rural school buses

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 22 Apr 2021, 5:44PM

It's time for our kids to buckle up on school buses - especially in rural areas.

Waitaki Valley farmer Philippa Cameron has launched a petition calling for mandatory seat belts.

Federated Farmers Karen Williams told Heather du Plessis-Alan rural children are at higher risk.

She says they often depend on school buses more than urban kids.

"It's on the open road a lot of the times, so the bus is at 80kms, other traffic at 100kms. 

"We often have narrow roads [that are] windy, gravelly."

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