Japan's new measures to prevent children being left behind in school bus

NHK -- Oct 13

Japan's government has worked out safety measures for buses used by nursery schools and kindergartens.

This comes in response to the death of a 3-year-old girl from heatstroke in Shizuoka Prefecture last month after she was left behind in a bus.

The government says that from next April, it will require checking children's whereabouts through roll calls when they get on and off buses regardless of who is driving or riding the vehicles.

It also says it will require installing of devices to prevent children from being left behind in about 44,000 buses operated by nursery schools, kindergartens and similar facilities across the country. ...continue reading

Oct 13 (ANNnewsCH) - 送迎バスの安全装置の設置が、来年から義務化されます。  ...continue reading