STREETSBORO | October 17-21, 2022
This week is National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, 2022. This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education”
🚀 In Streetsboro, we travel more than 1,000 miles with our school buses, transporting 1,400 students to/from school safely each day.
Our drivers are trained to recognize signs of danger, and we train our student riders, too, on the proper ways to look for traffic before crossing a road or getting on or off a bus.
“School buses remain the safest mode of transportation for students,” said Governor Mike DeWine. “By focusing on school bus safety this week, we can re-emphasize the importance of how motorists, school bus drivers, and students can work together to ensure our students arrive safely to and from school each day.”
Knowing when to stop, and adhering to the law keeps our kids safe, and traffic flow smoothly.
The driver of a vehicle … upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school child … shall stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of the school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion …
🟡 Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
🔴 Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off.
Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.
Learn more about when to stop for a school bus in the State of Ohio by visiting the Ohio Revised Code, here: https://codes.ohio.gov/ohio-revised-code/section-4511.75
This is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus.
Thank you for all you do to support student transportation!
If you have any questions about school bus transportation at Streetsboro City Schools, contact us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: October 17, 2022 at 10:51 am