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School Bus Safety


Blog by Robert McLean | September 22nd, 2009


It's back to school time in Langley and throughout the country so, for my September Newsletter, I did a little research into School Bus Safety.  Just in case you didn't receive your newsletter, here is a portion of the  article:

Throughout September, some 2.5 million students nationwide will head back to school and both begin and end their day on a school bus!  Here are a few School Bus Safety Laws that you’ll want to consider when maneuvering your way through morning and afternoon traffic:

  • When you meet or overtake a stopped school bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • When you approach an intersection where there is a stopped bus with red signal lights flashing and stop arm extended, you MUST STOP.
  • You MUST STOP at least ten (10) feet from the school bus.
  • You MUST WAIT until the red lights have stopped flashing and the stop arm has been withdrawn before moving
  • DO NOT MOVE until all children have reached a place of safety.
  • You MUST STOP on roadways with painted lines.
  • Drivers do not have to stop on roadways with clearly defined dividing sections or physical barriers separating the roadways when the school bus is on the opposite side of the road.
  • WHEN IN DOUBT, STOP!

The Langley School District has an interesting article here:

http://www.sd35.bc.ca/Pages/news.aspx?IID=70

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Make it a great day.

Robert McLean