When the Code of Conduct has been breached action may range from a caution to refusal of the student’s future travel on the bus. For further information on the Code of Conduct for School Students visit the Department of Transport & Main Roads website
Examples of common behaviours in Category 1 (This includes behaviours which may be irritating, unpleasant but not physically dangerous behaviour).
- Excessive movement from seat to seat.
- Ignoring directive to move seats when requested.
- Allowing any part of their body to protrude from the bus, standing on steps, swinging on bus handrails.
Examples of common behaviours in Category 2 (This category includes where there may be some physical danger to individuals).
- Distracting drivers by use of persistent noise.
- Repeatedly pressing the stop button.
- Harassing and bullying other passengers.
Examples of common behaviours in Category 3 (This category includes behaviours which are very dangerous to individuals, or very destructive).
- Destruction of bus property.
- Throwing objects that have a potential to cause harm or damage.
Examples of common behaviours in Category 4 (This category includes highly dangerous behaviours).
- Recklessly or negligently endangering the safety of other passengers or themselves.
- Threatening physical harm with a dangerous weapon.
- Spraying deodorant on bus.
The Department of Transport & Main Roads have in place a Code of Conduct for school students travelling on buses. The privilege of having school transport places a responsibility on every student to behave in a manner that ensures the safety and comfort of other students, other passengers and bus drivers. Young’s Bus Service supports this Code of Conduct and enforces its standards of behaviour.