October 17st - 21st
TIPS FOR MOTORISTS
• Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.
• Red overhead flashing lights, possibly accompanied by an extended stop arm, tell you the school bus is stopped to load or unload children. State law requires you to stop at least 20 feet from the front or rear of a school bus when red lights are flashing and not proceed until the school bus resumes
motion or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.
• Be alert and ready to stop. Prepare to stop for a school bus when overhead yellow lights are flashing. Drive with caution if you see the yellow hazard warning lights flashing on a moving or stopped bus. Watch for children walking in the street, especially where there are no sidewalks. Watch for children playing and gathering
near bus stops. Watch for children arriving late for the bus, who may dart into the street without looking for traffic. When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch for children walking or biking to school.
TIPS FOR PARENTS
• If your child rides a bus, have them at the bus stop five minutes prior to the bus' arrival.
• Help your children learn and practice the safety rules for walking, bicycling or riding in a car or bus. Be a good role model, 'especially when you are with your children. Always buckle up in your car, always wear a helmet when biking and always follow pedestrian rules.
• Supervise young children walking or biking to school or as they wait at the school bus stop.
If you have any questions contact Audrae Barnes, Director of Transportation
(601) 583-2857 extension 6015