RollCall helping to fight traffic congestion

We've all driven to work during school holidays and noticed that peak hour traffic is significantly reduced. New research conducted by Griffith University in Queensland has shed light on exactly what is happening. The study has identified that students being driven to private schools has a disproportionate impact on traffic congestion. In recent years [...]

2019-11-04T08:56:23+10:00 November 4th, 2019|knowledge, News|

Why it’s important to measure school bus commutes

I was a bus traveller when I was a student. Each day I travelled for one hour each way. I accepted it as my lot and just the result of my parent’s choice of school for me to attend. I remember reading a lot, doing some homework and chatting to the other kids around my seat. [...]

2019-09-24T11:00:14+10:00 September 23rd, 2019|knowledge, News|

Children left on school buses – Prevention and Risk Reduction

Summer is coming, and for those of us involved in the bus industry our thoughts immediately go to the increased risk the summer heat presents when accidentally leaving children on school buses. Any time is a bad time to leave children on a bus - but in summer it can be very dangerous and [...]

2019-08-28T08:09:38+10:00 August 27th, 2019|knowledge, News|

RollCall Top 6 Safety Tips for Bus Travel

Smart travel is safe travel, and travelling on a bus is no exception. In fact bus travel can present some unique safety risks. The world has become a more complicated place and at RollCall we have become increasingly concerned about the number of distractions children may encounter when getting on and off buses. We [...]

2019-07-30T23:56:41+10:00 July 30th, 2019|knowledge, News|

MEDIA LAUNCH: School bus safety issues ticked with RollCall

With school students around Australia just settling into the second half of this year, a growing number of busy parents needing to juggle their schedules with children’s school transport arrangements will have greater peace of mind and convenience. The launch of RollCall means parents can finally relax about children travelling on school buses. Every [...]

2018-08-01T11:46:20+10:00 July 30th, 2018|Media, News|

Missing Perth 10-year-old last seen on school bus

The 10-year-old girl from Maddington, a suburb of Perth WA, was found safe and well the NEXT DAY after last being seen "getting the school bus" on Monday 11 June 2018 at 3pm, as reported by the Daily Mail. The child, reportedly dressed in her school uniform, had been missing for 18 hours. The search [...]

2018-07-08T16:10:39+10:00 June 12th, 2018|Incidents, News|

Mum sues bus company for $9m over child left at wrong stop

As reported by News.com.au, a mother is suing the bus company, which allegedly left her 5-year-old child at the wrong stop after school, for the equivalent of $9million. The mother panicked when her child did not arrive at the scheduled stop.  The mother's immediate calls to the school and bus company were reportedly unanswered, [...]

2018-08-01T23:14:53+10:00 June 11th, 2018|Incidents, Legal, News|

Wollongong special needs student left on school bus for 6 hours

According to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald, a school student with special needs spent the day locked inside a school bus near Wollongong after missing his school drop-off and being abandoned for the day while the bus was parked at an area depot. The boy reportedly remained aboard for more than six [...]

2018-08-01T13:22:32+10:00 April 3rd, 2018|Incidents, News|

Missing Queensland child trapped on school bus for 5 hours

ABC News reported that a missing five-year-old Queensland child was found "petrified" and banging on the doors of a school bus almost five hours after she should have returned home from her first day back at school. It was the first day back at school for the 5-year old girl who had successfully caught [...]

2018-08-02T00:28:50+10:00 February 3rd, 2018|Incidents, News|