The three serious bus crashes in July and August were tragic events that impacted many people. Our thoughts are with all those that were affected.

The Ministry of Transport has prepared a report to the Minister of Transport on bus safety in New Zealand, following the bus crashes.

The report contains a summary of known facts about the three bus crashes, an outline of the regulatory requirements for bus safety in New Zealand, and an overview of work underway or scheduled to improve the safety of bus travel further.

The report does not seek to replicate investigations being undertaken by the NZ Police, NZ Transport Agency or the Coroner.

Investigations into each of the three crashes continue.