I share these stories with my drivers quite often as reminders to stay vigilant at all pick-ups & drop-offs. It came to me this morning that although my drivers are trained to be aware and alert and to follow actual procedures at pick-up and drop-off locations, the general public may not be privy to the information we have.
If you have children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews that ride school buses, you may want to watch this and see a very alarming sight that bus drivers witness every day in every town across the country and elsewhere. More alarming….cars pass us in all directions, coming toward us, coming from behind and around into oncoming traffic and possibly the most surprising are the ones that come up the right hand side of the bus when the students are stepping off the bus.
Please take a moment to talk with any parent or child that you may know that rides a bus and remind them to always pay attention to their bus driver when getting on and off the school bus. They should be making eye contact with their driver and getting a signal from them to cross when the driver can see in all directions that it is safe.
This Mom and daughter had a very close call. If not for the bus driver blowing their horn this may have ended with a tragedy.
Stay alert and stay safe everyone,
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