Tag: School buses

School Bus Safety Is No Accident

Big Bear, CA October 19, 2015 –  More than one million children ride school buses in California every day. The California Highway Patrol joins the observation of National School Bus Safety Week, October 19-23, to help recognize that school buses are the safest way for children to get to and from school. It takes a collective effort from the public, transportation professionals, government agencies, law enforcement, parents, and children to continue to protect California’s students.  The fact that California has not had a pupil passenger fatality in 20 years is no accident.  The CHP helps protect student safety through its School Bus Program and its school bus inspection program. The School Bus Program includes an array of tests for bus drivers, a criminal investigation, health qualifications, and interviews with CHP officers. The Department of Education and the Department of Motor Vehicles also set standards for bus drivers.  The CHP is responsible for inspecting more than 24,000 school buses each year. California may have the best pupil passenger safety record in the nation, but there is always a need for help from the driving public. When the flashing red lights and stop arm on a school bus are activated, drivers are required by law to stop until the flashing red lights and stop arm have been deactivated. If they can do so safely, people should also report drivers who illegally...

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School is Back In Session, Watch For School Buses

Big Bear, Ca, January 17, 2011, 8:00am – The Spring Semester for Bear Valley Unified School District students started back up today, and KBHR would like to remind motorists of rules of the road concerning school buses. BVUSD bus stops are located through out the valley, with some stops located on busy roadways such as Big Bear Blvd. and North Shore Drive. The law requires the driver of a school bus to activate the red lights at all times when stopped for the purpose of loading and unloading students. Motorists must stop on a two-lane road when a bus is stopped with red lights flashing, however, on a four lane divided highway, such as the Big Bear Blvd between Pine Knot and Stanfield, the opposing two lanes of travel do not stop. We urge you to pass any bus pulled over with caution, as children can be unpredictable no matter how safe the situation. For more information, please call school transportation at...

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