An approaching vehicle may pass the bus at the railroad crossing. Periodic re-evaluations by their employer keep the school vehicle drivers aware of Board requirements. Remember to stay alert and look for kids who may be trying to get to or from the school bus. Cross only when the driver gives a signal. Remain alert for ice, debris, or slippery spots 15. As drivers, we must all do our part to help keep everyone safe on the roads, and this includes the many students who travel each day by school bus. The Ohio Department of Public Safety has set rules for motorists when driving near yellow school buses.
The Netherlands is a country where cyclists form a quarter of its traffic along with cars, buses, trams, trucks and trains. So even after the lights are off, and the stop arm is retracted, keep an eagle eye out for kids. School bus laws vary by state. Drivers should also be aware of increased pedestrian traffic, particularly around bus stops and schools. If there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions. Pedestrians should familiarize themselves with the network of bicycle paths as most often they resemble foot-paths. If you have any questions, please see the Help Section or contact us.
Drive with the headlights on, even during day time 12. The danger zone is anywhere close enough for you to touch the bus. This is done through strong, closely spaced seats, energy absorbing foam seat backs, and a 24-inch seat height. It is also an opportunity to honor the many school bus drivers that safely transport students to and from school every day. Despite the rough patch, Whitecap.
Ensure that all the children are safely seated before starting the bus 8. This means students are boarding or exiting the bus. If you find yourself following a bus on your morning commute, practice patience and try not to stress out. They are driven by professional drivers who have a genuine concern for the well-being and safety of the children. The six winners of the competition are also recognized at an event held during National School Bus Safety Week.
Your actions could mean the difference between life and death. The speed should always be under control 18. Thanks for being a safety-savvy super protector. They are hit by the bus, or by a motorist illegally passing a stopped bus. On a divided roadway, only vehicles traveling in the same direction as the school bus are required to stop. Areas with parking meters allow vehicles to be parked for 1-2 hours on paying the charges.
Police will ticket drivers who park in these designated areas. The greatest risk is not riding the school bus, but approaching or leaving it. We apologize for any inconvenience. Cyclists have to overtake other cyclists from the left. For more information, please visit the. More than thinking about their own penalty, however, we hope they will remember and recognize that passing a stopped school bus threatens the life of a child. On this day, we hope all school districts will participate by having their drivers document any illegal passes occurring on their routes during the day.
Be prepared to act accordingly during emergency situation 13. Frequently, kids have to cross the street in front of the bus. Children should not rely on them to do so. Median strip When two lanes of traffic are divided by a median strip and you encounter a bus, you are not required to bring your vehicle to a stop, because the median provides protection. Remember that school buses tend to move at a slower pace and are required to make quite a few stops — especially at all railroad crossings and yield signs. Compartmentalization means that the interior of large school buses must provide occupant protection so that children are protected without the need to buckle up.
Be courteous and show respect to children 9. Yellow buses always load or unload on the curb side of the school and off the traveled roadway. Kadyn Halverson Passed unanimously in the Iowa House and Senate, the law is aimed at preventing other tragic deaths and serious injuries to Iowa's school children while boarding or unloading from a school bus. A misdemeanor can also cause problems with obtaining security clearances. These items could get caught on the bus handrail or door and create a hazard. Pay attention to the traffic and safety measures, do not listen to music player, do not play handheld video games which can lead to distractions and accidents 6.