School bus drivers are educated to observe traffic rules and road safety they do not drive recklessly and they make sure to follow road signs they are also trained in school transportation emergency procedures most parents will feel comfortable knowing that their children are in good hands as they travel. But often the daily success of a safe and reliable trip is overlooked, h says john o fleary, president and ceo, thomas built buses 2007 children fs choice school bus driver of the year essay contest rules by submitting an entry, parents agree to the following: you certify you are the sole author or sole owner of the. During the car ride, encourage children to practice the school bus safety rules ( speak softly, keep hands & feet to yourself) draw and colour pictures of children following school bus safety rules check online with your school board and province for local rules and information regarding school bus travel. Student transport is the transporting of children and teenagers to and from schools and school events school transport can be undertaken by school students themselves they may be accompanied by family members or caregivers, or the transport may be organised. That's how safety officials like to put it, because it's a statistically accurate way of comparing risks here's another way to look at it: over a span of 11 years, from 1994-2004, a total of 71 passengers on school buses died in crashes in the year 2004 alone, traffic accidents killed 31,693 people traveling in cars.
Motorists following or traveling alongside a school bus must also stop until the red lights have stopped flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and all children have reached safety if physical barriers such as grassy medians, guide rails or concrete median barriers separate oncoming traffic from the bus, motorists in the. Metra focuses its rail safety efforts on two distinct programs: operation lifesaver train safety awareness program and our annual safety poster and essay contest ranging in ages from pre-school to 18 years, community groups, school bus drivers, professional truck drivers, emergency responders and other organizations. Use your journey to catch up on emails, text your mates, read the paper or do the latest sudoku challenge or simply relax, let someone with a pedestrianised city centre, the bus can often get you much closer to where you want to be than a car this is especially useful in increased road safety in 2009 there were 25 car.
Learn to manage discipline problems on the school bus this comprehensive article covers the issues and offers solutions. The safety of a child is always close to a parent's mind, particularly when entrusting the care of their child to someone else, as is the case when thousands of children travel on school buses every school day that's why it's a comfort to know that children travelling by bus are in safe hands at busways we care about the. Some experts say that buses are already considered to be safe and that adding seat belts can be costly although nearly 500 children and teens die each year in car accidents during school travel hours, only about four are killed while riding school buses during those same hours, according to a 2014 report.
Travel programs under the banner of safe routes to school (sr2s) such initiatives often address physical infrastructure, improvements to street design, volunteer oppor- tunities, and educational activities to encourage bicycling and walking assessing the by foot, bus or car: children's school travel and school choice policy. Some 25 million students nationwide begin and end their day with a trip on a school bus designed for safety, with flashing lights, giant mirrors, high seat backs and that bright yellow color, school buses keep more than 17 million cars away from school buildings every day while riding a bus to school is safer than riding in.