Goulburn Valley students will benefit from safer transport as part of a program to install seatbelts on school buses.JARROD WHITTAKER February 27, 2014 4:29am
Several regional bus companies will receive replacement buses from the Victorian Government.
State Member for Shepparton Jeanette Powell said all new dedicated free rural and regional buses were being fitted with seatbelts as part of the scheme.
‘‘I am pleased to announce that local bus operators Fords Shepparton Bus Services, Jacobsons Mooroopna Passenger Service and Frotark will receive a replacement school bus as part of this program in 2014,’’ Mrs Powell said.
‘‘The Coalition Government’s commitment to improve school bus safety will mean students on the Merrigum to Shepparton, Karramomus to Shepparton and Pine Lodge to Shepparton routes will soon be benefiting from this initiative on their bus ride to and from school.’’
The buses will be funded by the Victorian Government, at no cost to the bus operators.
The scheme aims to lift the percentage of school buses fitted with seatbelts from 43 per cent to 70 per cent within the next five years.
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