Safety First During National School Bus Safety Week

Posted on 10/22/2018
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The wheels on the bus go round and round – safely. During the week of Oct. 22-26, FHSD will be observing National School Bus Safety week, highlighting the importance of bus safety. The week is a reminder to students, parents, and motorists to be aware while children are getting on and off the bus.

Bus evacuation drill with studentsDuring bus safety week and throughout the FHSD school year, students are taught to be mindful of bus safety. The lessons teach children to safely walk on the sidewalk, stand 10 feet from the curb while waiting for the bus, and to make eye contact with the bus driver before crossing in front of the bus. Students also regularly practice bus-evacuation drills.  

Parents and other drivers also play a role in keeping children safe. FHSD reminds motorists to review school bus safety laws and be patient when driving behind or near school buses. When a school bus stops to pick up or drop off children, warning lights and a red stop sign are engaged and traffic must stop in both directions. Drivers should also watch for children in school zones and school crossings where the speed limit is reduced during school hours.  

FHSD and First Student, the District’s transportation provider, work together each day to provide safe transportation to approximately 12,000 students.That’s 12,000 good reasons to drive safely and remain alert when motorists see a school bus on the road. 

For more information aboutbus safety visit the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s website. Additional bus safety information can be found on the Transportation page of the District website.

 


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