School excursions are a great opportunity for students to practise safe behaviours in real life environments and reinforce the key road safety messages.

Policy and procedures

School excursions are defined as:

  • structured learning experiences
  • provided by, or under the auspices of the school
  • conducted external to the school site.

Key road safety requirements from the Excursion Policy Implementation Procedures are:

  • safe transport or a safe walking route is to be organised
  • bus, rail and ferry services should be used wherever appropriate
  • attempt to hire buses or coaches with seatbelts wherever practicable, particularly for long distance travel outside urban areas
  • seatbelts must be worn on buses and coaches when they are available
  • transporting students by car can be used when other options are not available.

When planning any school excursion, refer to the:

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