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School bus safety

Eligibility - Queensland residents

Principal Petitioner:

Anthony Ross
389 Marwood Road
MACKAY QLD 4740

Total Signatures - 374

Sponsoring Member: The Clerk of the Parliament

Posting Date: 30/05/2012

Tabled Date: 30/05/2012

Responded By: Hon Scott Emerson MP on 29/06/2012

TO: The Honourable the Speaker and Members of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland

The petition of residents of the State of Queensland draws to the attention of the House the serious concerns of the community in regards to school bus safety. Children are travelling significant distances, often on major highways, and are also standing due to lack of seats.  The government has an obligation to protect the youngest and most vulnerable members of our society. School bus safety has been neglected and children's lives are risk on a daily basis.  Seat belts have been compulsory in cars for almost 40 years, it should be the case for school buses.

 

Your petitioners, therefore, request the House to immediately ensure that all school buses in Queensland are fitted with seat belts and that standing is no longer permitted.