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Safety Regulations For School Buses

EDM number 2179 in 2007-08, proposed by Robert Smith on 07/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Buses, Industrial health and safety and Schools.

That this House notes with great sadness the recent deaths in Aberdeenshire of two secondary school pupils, who were killed in separate incidents while alighting from their school bus; expresses its sympathy with the friends and families of the victims; is concerned that no statutory safety regulations exist to prevent other vehicles from overtaking stationary school buses; notes that other countries have such legislation, including the US and Canada; recognises the increasing sense of concern shown by parents and teachers for the safety of pupils travelling by school transport; supports clearer demarcation of school buses; and calls on the Government to take urgent action to review the situation and consider introducing legislation to make it illegal to overtake a stationary school bus which is picking up or dropping off pupils.

This motion has been signed by a total of 25 MPs.

Robert Smith07/10/2008West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratProposed
Malcolm Bruce07/10/2008GordonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lee Scott07/10/2008Ilford NorthConservativeSeconded
Andrew George07/10/2008St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan07/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Simpson08/10/2008Upper BannDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock08/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey09/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael09/10/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams09/10/2008Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing13/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Mark Hunter13/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Willie Rennie14/10/2008Dunfermline and West FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
William McCrea15/10/2008South AntrimDUPSigned
Peter Bottomley15/10/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis15/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Katy Clark17/10/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/10/2008TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins21/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Jo Swinson21/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson22/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon22/10/2008North DownUUPSigned
Michael Jabez Foster22/10/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Sandra Gidley27/10/2008RomseyLiberal DemocratSigned
John Barrett04/11/2008Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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