“As motorists, we have a responsibility to exercise care, be on the alert and obey all laws when we are near or at a school bus stop,” Sergeant Leila Spires, resource officer for Thomas County Schools. Thomas County Schools is pleased to bring attention to this important public safety topic during National School Bus Safety Week.”
“When transportation is required, school buses are the safest way for students to get to and from school,” said Robert Young, Thomas County Schools Transportation Supervisor. “This week is an excellent time to teach and reiterate to students and parents simple measures they can take while going to and from the bus stop, getting on and off the bus, and riding in the bus. It also gives us a chance to thank and honor the professional school drivers who devote themselves to transporting our most precious cargo.”
For years, school buses have provided safe access to learning for Georgia’s school children through secure and dependable transportation to schools. The safety of the yellow school bus is unparalleled by any other means of automotive transportation. School buses are equipped with more safety features than any other vehicle and required to meet numerous safety specifications, including state and federal requirements. In addition, all public school bus operators receive rigorous, specialized training on a variety of topics before they can take the wheel behind the big yellow bus.
More than one million students ride the school bus in Georgia twice each day, with more than 26 million school children transportation in 480,000 school buses nationwide.