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These two audio messages addresses pupil transportation safety. They are targeting the general public and more precisely motorist to be cautious around school buses.

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The content of this video relates to basic safety rules around school buses. It is addressed to students, parents and motorists. Help us keep our school bus safe.

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The bus ride to and from school is an integral part of a child's school day. Even children who do not use the bus to get to and from school will probably ride a school bus at some point throughout the year. Whether they are on a ride to school, a field trip or a sporting event, all children should be familiar with the safety rules relating to school buses.

DinoBUS - Orientation Program

This program is intended for children who are beginning school each fall. Its aim is to teach first-time riders and their parents safety on and around the bus.

Pupil Transportation Overview

This is a summary of the New Brunswick Pupil Transportation administrative organization outlining topics such as: administrative framework, pupil transportation per school district, general statistics, employment standards for bus drivers, eligibility criteria, definition of a school vehicle, fleet maintenance & operation.

School Bus Basic Rules

Student behaviour on a school bus is an integral part of safety. In order to create a pleasant atmosphere for all passengers, all students must abide by certain specific rules. These rules are posted on all school buses and are reviewed with the students during the school bus safety program presentation. Violation of these rules will result in disciplinary action.


Under Regulation 2001-51 (Pupil Transportation Regulation - Education Act), school bus drivers are required to conduct a daily inspection on their school buses. The content of the school bus daily inspection is used by the drivers' examiner when bus drivers are being tested for their driving permit.

School Bus Safety Guidelines

Safety is the number one concern in the pupil transportation industry. The Safety Guidelines are a summary of how students should behave in and around school buses. These guidelines are posted in schools and are reviewed with the students as they participate in school bus safety programs.


Travelling on the school bus should be a safe and pleasant journey for all students. By working together, as a team, the grades 6 to 12 students can significantly contribute to the safety and enjoyment of the daily school bus trip. Teaching staff can play a very important role in raising student awareness about school bus safety. The teacher's guide contains pertinent information needed to explain the safety rules and guidelines to students.

School Bus Safety Pamphlet

In order to meet safety expectations around school buses, basis guidelines on the proper behaviour around school buses must be taught to school children. The School Bus Safety Pamphlet complements the information session that is provided to students in the early weeks of school. We encourage parents and/or tutors to review the contents of the pamphlet with their children.

Standard Requirements

All drivers and vehicles contracted by the Province of New Brunswick to convey students to and from school must meet the standard requirements set out under the Pupil Transportation Regulation (Regulation 2001-51) by the Department of Education.

The Seat Belt Issue (Pamphlet)

Information, facts and frequently asked questions have been compiled and summarized in order to create The Seat Belt Issue. This leaflet deals with why seat belts are not used on school buses in the vast majority of jurisdictions throughout North America. It provides a tool to help answer queries on this issue.

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