Introducing CDS Bus Fleet with Three-Point Seatbelts
We are thrilled to announce that as of March 23, The Country Day School will have its own dedicated fleet of nine CDS buses outfitted with three-point seatbelts at every seat. These buses, which will service our morning and afternoon commuter runs, are also equipped with internal cameras. Wherever possible, CDS buses will be used for field trips during the day.
As a school, the safety of our students is paramount and we will expect and enforce that our students wear their seatbelts at all times. We trust that our parents will support this measure whole-heartedly. Junior School students who aren’t able to fasten their own seatbelt, will be assisted by older students. The cameras will assist with our enforcement of seatbelts, as well as help with compliance with other behavioural norms on our buses. The school bus is considered an extension of the classroom and all riders are expected to behave appropriately to ensure that everyone enjoys a positive and safe trip to and from school.
To our knowledge, CDS is the first school in Canada to equip a third-party fleet of buses with seatbelts and we are doing this in advance of legislation that may or may not be enacted in the future. Our bus fleet will be easy to identify on the roads as they will have The Country Day School proudly displayed on both sides.