|Wednesday, 16 October 2013 06:39|
National School Bus Safety Week, October 21-25, 2013
“STAND BACK FROM THE YELLOW AND BLACK” The theme of the 2013 National School Bus Safety Week is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus.
“Stand Back from the Yellow and Black”, reminds students of the 12-foot danger zone that surrounds a stopped school bus. But motorists also should be reminded of their important role in stopping and exercising care and patience when a school bus flashes its red lights and extends its stop arm.
The Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office and schools throughout Florida are using the week as an opportunity to highlight the importance of school bus safety. The Sheriff’s Office is pleased to bring attention to this important public safety topic because when transportation is required, school buses are the safest way for students to get to and from school.
This week is an excellent time to teach and reiterate to students and parents simple measures they can take while going to and from the bus stop, getting on and off the bus and riding in the bus. It also gives parents and school personnel a chance to thank and honor the professional school bus drivers who devote themselves to transporting their most precious cargo.