A survey revealed that the majority of school minibuses on the road are over five years old – but why does this matter?
When we consider that the majority of school minibuses on the road are over five years old (survey by Benchmark Minibus Leasing), it is no surprise that in a separate survey school managers reported pupil safety (due to the condition of the minibus) as a barrier to offering more LOtC.
Of course, buying a brand new school minibus would solve the issue of pupis safety as the minibus’ safety features (airbags, ABS braking, etc.) are more advanced, but buying a new minibus can be expensive – to the point of being unaffordable.
As a solution to both of these issues (cost and pupil safety), a growing number of schools are opting to lease a brand new school minibus as opposed to buying one (or two) outright.
This is because it is an arrangement which makes it possible for schools to fund the minibus through a small payment each month with the cost of the vehicle’s MOTs, servicing, and repairs included in the lease price.
Furthermore, in some cases where trips are paid for by contributions from parents and the PTA, it is possible to allocate a part of those payments towards the cost of the minibus.
To find out more about leasing a school minibus with us, please do call us on 01753 859944 or click here to see what we can offer.
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