British law states that seat belts must be worn on all school buses. Drivers of ASL buses, whether regular or substitute, have been provided with photo IDs showing clearly that they work for the School. They have been instructed to display these IDs whenever they are driving an ASL school bus. If a driver is not displaying his/her ID, parents may ask to see it.
Governmental regulations that relate to school buses require that aisles and gangways must be kept clear at all times. Consequently, children should not bring large items on the bus (e.g., large musical instruments, large sports bags, etc.). Animals are not permitted on school buses.
Students are expected to follow the bus rules. Bus drivers have been instructed to report misconduct and violations (including the not wearing a seat belt) to the transport office, and the divisional principal may be informed. Consistent bad behavior may result in suspension from the bus service, or, in extreme cases, permanent loss of service. Students should never ask the driver to stop anywhere other than their own homes, unless they have a colored bus pass issued by the transport office.
Drivers are subjected to strict CRB (Criminal Records Bureau) checks before they are allowed to drive for ASL.