Motorists play important role in school bus safety

School Bus Driver Evacuates Students to Safety After Bus Fire

School Bus Driver Evacuates Students to Safety After Bus Fire

Bus drivers must walk down the aisle, looking at every seat and under every seat.

Tillman said that numerous fleet's newer buses have improved safety systems, including LED strobe lights. During the annual School Bus Stop Arm Survey earlier this year, 3,659 bus drivers across the state reported 703 stop arm violations in just one day.

Drivers should always look for caution lights, the stop sign and the crossing arm when approaching a bus on the road. Never pass a bus from behind, or from either direction if you are on an undivided road, if it is stopped to load or unload children.

Law enforcement takes school bus stop arm and school patrol crossing guard flag violations very seriously.

When a school bus stops and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, only vehicles behind the bus MUST stop.

The Sallisaw Police Department will be a visible presence during school hours and will be enforcing traffic around the schools and in the areas approaching schools, according to a release issued by the department.

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The providers contacted by FOX43 Tuesday say they are short on drivers, but say they are not facing severe shortages. "It's not unusual to have three or four violations a week here".

There are now more than 16,000 school buses on the road in IN, and according to statistics, as the number of school buses increase, so does the number of school bus stop-arm violations. "The public needs to be aware of this growing problem and the potential tragic consequences of violating this very important law that protects our schoolchildren". Drivers need to be extra cautious in school zones as children walking in the sidewalks or streets can often be unpredictable.

Bus drivers also can report vehicles that have passed their bus illegally.

Bell said SR 58 is expected to be closed for at least another month. Schools in Tazewell County and Bland County will begin their school year on August 17. "I really, really, don't want to pull over a faculty member, but I will if I have to".

Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.

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