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seat belts on school coach?

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kiz Fri 06-Nov-09 17:59:16

Does anyone know if coaches that take school children on trips have to have seat belts?

LIZS Fri 06-Nov-09 18:03:13

Yes they do, probably just a lap belt unless it is a minibus.

kiz Fri 06-Nov-09 18:09:14

first school trip for DD and im freaking out! Am i weird?!

mellifluouscauliflower Fri 06-Nov-09 18:23:36

DS (5) says yes they always do and they check it is done up and if you can't do it up they will do it for you.

Hope this puts your mind at rest. The coach is the most exciting part, you know!

kiz Fri 06-Nov-09 18:26:26

DD Cant wait! Ive been dreading this for ages!Control freak!!!

purpleturtle Fri 06-Nov-09 18:27:24

I went out with DD's class for the first time yesterday on one of the world's most ancient double decker buses, but it did have lap belts for everybody.

trickerg Fri 06-Nov-09 21:15:58

Strangest thing was, we had a pair of parents who REFUSED to let their child wear a seatbelt. We refused to take her in the coach (as it would be our responsibility and would not be following our risk assessment) and her parents had to drop her off on school trips. Funnily enough, when we went on a residential 100 miles away, she was allowed to wear the seatbelt!!

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