Did you know that by law you must slow down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing?
As our students start the 2020 school year, the NSW Government and your local school bus operator Busways is reminding parents, teachers and other motorists about this law which is designed to keep our kids safe.
Lights begin to flash when the bus stops and the doors open, and they keep flashing for 20 seconds after the doors close. Children are most at risk in the minutes after they get off the bus as the can be unpredictable in their movements.
Fines and demerit points apply if a motorist is caught going over 40km/hr when passing a bus with flashing lights.
Motorists can help reduce the risk of an incident and keep children safe by:
- Slowing down to 40km/h when bus lights are flashing,
- Looking out for children crossing the road near bus stops, in school zones or
along bus routes, and
- Giving way to buses when they merge back into traffic.
For more information visit https://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/campaigns/be-bus-aware/.
School bus services to and from the school are provided by Busways for students from the Mountains Community. A PDF version of the current timetable (effective from October 2018) can be viewed and downloaded by clicking the link below:
In December 2015 Busways introduced new numbers for many school buses on the Central Coast.This change to 4 digit numbers was required to ensure Busways can meet guidelines set by Transport for NSW. The table below includes buses to and from Kariong Mountains High School.
|AM-PM||Location Serviced||Bus Number|
|AM||Mount White, Calga||2010|
|AM||Central Mangrove, Peats Ridge, Calga||2148|
|AM||Central Mangrove, Mangrove Mountain, Somersby||2019|
|PM||Somersby, Central Mangrove, Kulnura, Bucketty||2503|
|PM||Calga, Mount White||2507|
Detailed school bus timetables (including all connecting services) are available on the Busways website at: www.busways.com.au