EDMONTON, Alberta — The government of Alberta is moving ahead with a 10-point action plan for improving school bus safety across the Canadian province. Implementing the plan will cost $7.5 million over two years, according to officials.
The action plan follows the recommendations in Ensuring the Safety of our Children: A Report on School Bus Safety in Alberta, compiled by government agencies Alberta Transportation and Alberta Education, which looked at factors involved in school bus collisions over a five-year period.
The report recommends that:
The review builds on an independent report and statistical analysis by Opus Hamilton of school bus collisions in Alberta from Sept. 2001 to June 2006, including fatal collisions in June 2008.