Rules for transportation of children by bus in Ukraine

  • September 28, 2023
Rules for transportation of children by bus in Ukraine

Ukraine has certain rules and requirements for the transportation of children by bus. The main rules for transporting children are set out in the Traffic Rules of Ukraine and road safety legislation. Here are some of the key provisions:

  1. Children under the age of 12 must be on the bus with adult passengers or under the supervision of the driver. The driver and passengers must take care of their safety and comfort during the trip.
  2. For children under 3 years of age, it is mandatory to use a child car seat or a special device that ensures their safety. The car seat must be properly installed and secured in the bus. Safety fasteners must be secure.
  3. For children aged 3 to 12 years, it is recommended to use special seat pouches or seat elevation supports to help the child be properly fastened with the bus seat belt.
  4. Bus drivers are obliged to comply with the established speed limits and safe driving rules. Compliance with safety rules when transporting children is particularly important.
  5. Drivers and passengers should be attentive and careful when getting off and on the bus, especially when children are around. It is important to prevent situations that could endanger the safety of children.

If you are planning to choose Heybus for traveling with children, you can not only be sure of their and your safety, but also get a 50% discount on tickets for children under 15.

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Tips for transporting children by bus

Some tips for transporting children by bus over long distances:

  1. Do not leave your child unattended. Make sure that your child is always under your control or under the control of another responsible adult. Do not leave your child unattended on the bus, even for a few minutes.
  2. Do not allow children to move while the bus is moving. Children should stay in their seat while the bus is moving. Do not allow them to walk on the bus or move around unsupervised.
  3. Do not use the bus as a place to play or have fun. Avoid running around and playing loud games on the bus. This can distract the driver and endanger all passengers.
  4. Do not open bus doors while the bus is in motion. Opening the bus door while the bus is in motion is dangerous and prohibited. Ensure the safety of all passengers, do not interfere with the driver's work, and do not open doors without permission..
  5. Do not use the bus to transport unsecured child seats. The child must be transported in accordance with road safety regulations. Use special child seats or safety devices that are designed to transport children of the appropriate age.

International and intercity transportation company HeyBus is happy to help you and your children get to your destination safely.

What should I do if my child gets sick while traveling by bus?

If your child becomes sick while traveling by bus, here are some steps you can take:

  1. Stop in a safe place. If possible, ask the bus driver to pull over in a safe place, such as a parking lot or a bus stop. This will allow you to focus on your child and provide the necessary assistance.
  2. Provide fresh air. Open windows or vents on the bus to provide fresh air. This can help your child feel better.
  3. Provide a comfortable environment. Make sure the baby is in a comfortable position. Provide access to water if possible. Extra pillows or blankets can also provide a more comfortable position for the baby.
  4. Distract the attention. Try to distract your child by offering them something interesting or entertaining. You can play games, tell interesting stories, or give them pictures to color..
  5. Take care of safety. If your child becomes very sick or their condition worsens, seek medical attention. Ask the bus driver or other passengers for help and ask for help calling an ambulance if necessary.
  6. Stay calm and support your child. It is important to stay calm and support your child. She may be scared or anxious about feeling unwell. Let her know that you are there and will do everything you can to help.

If your child's condition does not improve or becomes serious, seek medical attention immediately. It is important to pay attention to your child's health and safety while traveling.


Elena Chernenko

Elena Chernenko

Elena is a recognized expert in the bus transportation industry. With a deep understanding of the industry and a wealth of experience, Elena has earned a reputation for reliability working with both large carriers and private companies. Her expertise includes route planning, safety analysis and efficiency of transportation solutions.

In her blog, Elena offers professional advice, reviews current market trends and shares her experience to help readers better understand the world of bus transportation.

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