School bus safety tips for kids, drivers

Erica Roy
August 12, 2017

Five days a week, hundreds of Daviess County students board buses heading to and from school.

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most risky for children.

Motorists, particularly those making the early morning commute to work, must do not forget to slow down for children and to stop for school buses with flashing lights.

Drivers met with Superintendent Michele Moore about their concerns Thursday at the end of the school day.

Tillman said a national survey done two years ago recorded 58,000 violations in one day throughout the country.

Kids: When you exit the bus or auto, always walk directly to the sidewalk and down to the nearest crosswalk if you must cross the street.

OH school buses travel more than one million miles each school year, transporting more than one million students daily. The four hour in-service training day is an annual requirement for all school bus drivers. Motorists should not attempt to pass the bus while it's stopped, but there are different rules for different roads.

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A warning from police everywhere as students go back to school: watch your speed and your and kids.

Puckett said another common stop where motorists drive by the stop arm is along Business 50 West from Southwest 11th Street to the intersection of Maysville Road. In Kansas, bus drivers are required to get at least 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training.

"A lot of people get accustomed and complacent and not used to it", says Kentucky State Police Trooper Corey King, pointing to summer vacation.

By slowing down and abiding by the law we can assure that all youngsters in our region are safely transported to and from school each morning. Vehicles coming from the opposite side are not required to stop.

There are just over 16,000 school buses on the road in IN, and according to the yearly statistics, as the number of school buses on the road has increased, so has the number of school bus stop arm violations.

Vehicles traveling in the same direction as a school bus must always stop, but motorists traveling in the opposite direction can proceed (with caution) when there is an unpaved median or concrete barrier separating the opposing lanes.

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