With children back in the school gates for Term One, NRMA Insurance is reminding kindergarten-aged children across Central West and Riverina regions in New South Wales on how to stay safe when travelling to and from school throughout February and March.
The NRMA Insurance bus safety program will visit several regional towns including Wagga Wagga, Narrandera, Young, Forbes, Parkes and Cowra, where children and parents will learn about bus and road safety issues which will include classroom discussions, presentations and an educational bus ride.
NRMA Insurance proprietors Christine Hillis and Sarah Wardman said it is important to inform younger students about bus safety, particularly regional students.
NRMA Insurance, with NSW Police and local bus companies have proudly supported this successful program for over a decade, with children carrying the skills and lessons throughout their schooling journey.
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“NRMA Insurance, with NSW Police and local bus companies have proudly supported this successful program for over a decade, with children carrying the skills and lessons throughout their schooling journey,” Ms Wardman said.
Ms Hillis added: “It’s been fantastic to receive feedback from parents that their Kindy students who have been on the bus with us are showing more confidence in understanding the potential dangers when travelling in a vehicle or crossing the road.”
The NRMA Insurance bus safety program started over 16 years ago with the aim of increasing children's confidence to ensure their trip to and from school was safe. The 2022 program will reach over 1500 students at 40 schools across 6 regional NSW areas.
The program aligns with Bus Safety Week which runs from 21 - 27 February, to raise awareness for all road users on how to stay safe around buses and reduce injuries and fatalities.