Halifax Regional School Board to Comply With Legislation to Make Children Safer on School Buses

by John McKiggan

Starting in January 2012 the Halifax Regional School Board will begin to comply with Provincial regulations requiring children under age nine or smaller than 4’9″ and 40 pounds to be secured in a child restraint system while riding on school buses.

According to Doug Hadley, spokesman for the Halifax Regional School Board, HRSB is going to start weighing and measuring students who may fall under the provincial regulations.

The Seat Belt and Child Restraint System Regulations have been in place in Nova Scotia since 2007 and have been implemented in most school boards around the province. However, the Halifax Regional School Board uses a private contractor, Stock Transportation to run their school buses and HRSB has been late to introduce the changes.

Kids and Cars Canada is pleased to see that the Halifax Regional School Board is finally making changes to comply with provincial legislation which will help improve the safety of our children.

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