School buses are critical to many families when it comes to getting their children to school.
As of mid April, 2021, 119 vehicles had blown through school bus stop signs in Kawartha Lakes Region.
Drivers have been teaching their students to stop when they hear the horn, and had they not been taught that, there are some students that may not be with us today.
It’s unacceptable. There is no excuse.
As a driver, it is your responsibility to know what to do when you see the buses lights come on. By law, there should be a minimum distance of 20 feet between your vehicle and the bus. As soon as you see those red lights start to flash, you should be stopping. Until you see the arm and stop sign close and the lights turn off, your vehicle should not be moving.
Leaving that 20 foot distance between yourself and the bus allows the bus driver to know the students are getting to their destination safely. But, it also allows you to have a better idea of where they are.
When you see school buses out and about, make sure you follow these rules – it’s imperative to ensure these students make it to and from school safely.
To learn more about your role in school bus safety, click HERE!