Charles County Celebrated National School Bus Safety Week

October 31, 2013

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) celebrated National School Bus Safety Week October 21-25. The theme “Stand Back from the Yellow and Black” highlights the importance of obeying traffic laws in regards to stopped school buses.

CCPS school buses transport more than 23,000 students to school every day on 276 school buses. National School Bus Safety Week gives CCPS the opportunity to recognize more than 300 school bus drivers for their hard work and dedication to keep students and motorists safe.

The following tips can be useful for safe bus travel:

? remain in direct eyesight of the bus driver;
? get to the bus stop in plenty of time;
? take 10 giant steps back from the curb while waiting for the bus;
? never try to get anything left on the bus after exiting;
? never reach underneath the bus;
? follow the driver’s directions for how to cross the street; and
? be alert to traffic and look both ways.

“We expect safety every day but National School Bus Safety Week is to make everyone aware about school bus safety,” says Director of Transportation Richard Wesolowski.

For more information on transportation and bus information, visit http://www.ccboe.com/community/parents/transportation/transportation.php.

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