Cruisers Limited supports School Transport Safety Week 2016
Cruisers Limited is proud to be working in partnership with BUSK, the national school transport safety group, to jointly promote safe coach travel during their annual safety week which commences on 26th September. BUSK was originally set up in February 1993 when it launched a national high profile campaign to bring about changes in seat belt legislation resulting in seat belts becoming compulsory in all minibuses and coaches. Since then, BUSK has worked tirelessly to safeguard children travelling by road, in particular, on school transport. It has become a recognised and trusted organisation for many, including the passenger transport industry, schools and road safety professionals and provides a completely free information and advice service for parents and schools on all aspects of transporting children by road.
“We wanted to get the new school year off to a good start, by encouraging young people on the school run to belt up and to make sure they understand the dangers of distracting their driver who needs to concentrate on the road ahead,” explained MD Michael Walter. Michael continued, “BUSK’s safety week is an excellent opportunity for us to try and get the safety message across to our young passengers about the role they can play in helping to keep themselves safe on their daily journey to and from school.” Cruisers Limited would like parents to understand what good practice means. The Company is using the ‘Use your brake’ message in an attempt to change the attitudes of young people.
BUSK Director Pat Harris said, “We are really excited to be working with so many great industry leaders this year and also with You Me Community on the Free Days Out For Schools initiative. The scheme means schools can collect e-vouchers to exchange for free coach travel on school trips.” Cash strapped schools can organise their trips without the worry of trying to find affordable coach hire from a reputable company. “Cruisers Limited is just one of our Benchmark members that has registered for this scheme,” explained Mrs. Harris. Schools and parents can find out more about how the scheme works by visiting www.youmecommunity.co.uk or contacting BUSK directly.