There were calls for a rethink on school transport regulations on Friday after a coach carrying 63 Leeds school chi...
There were calls for a rethink on school transport regulations on Friday after a coach carrying 63 Leeds school children without safety belts crashed injuring many of them, the Daily Telegraph reports (p4 December 11 1993).
The paper says the pupils of St Michael's Primary School, Headingley were cut and bruised as they were thrown out of their seats in a crash with a car of which the driver was killed. Three children were on each of the pairs of seats.
A spokesman for the Leeds education authority is reported as saying that the three for two rule was imposed on it by the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Authority.
A spokesman for the Department of Transport said it was co-operating with the Education Department on a review of school bus regulations which would include consideration of the three for two rule.