Bus Driver Appreciation Week and National School Bus Safety Week

Posted on 10/20/2019
Bus Driver Appreciation Week and National School Bus Safety Week

From winding country roads to busy suburban streets, Francis Howell school bus drivers carry the most precious cargo: our children. To help bring awareness to bus transportation safety, FHSD is observing Bus Driver Appreciation Week and National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, 2019.

The most dangerous part of a school bus ride is when the students are getting on and off the bus. Motorists are encouraged to pay attention to school buses when bus warning lights are flashing. Flashing yellow lights on a school bus are a warning to slow down and prepare to stop. Flashing red lights and the extended stop arm requires all motorists to stop for children entering and exiting the bus and crossing the street.

Getting children to and from school safely and on schedule makes bus drivers, mechanics, and other transportation personnel an integral part of our schools and our community. FHSD works each day to provide safe transportation to approximately 11,000 students. That’s 11,000 good reasons to drive safely and remain alert when motorists see a school bus on the road.

Thank you to our transportation staff for the care and attention they show our children and for being an important part of the educational team in FHSD!

The School Bus is the Safest Transportation video, presented by the National Association for Pupil Transportation, in partnership with Student Transportation of America, which shows why school buses are the safest form of student transportation.

For more information about Bus Safety, visit the Transportation section of the District website.


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