The 2021-2022 college 12 months is now underway. Please implement the next to make sure the security of the kids, who’re our primary precedence:
-Be aware of scholars ready at bus stops throughout the county.
-Drive safely and use warning when approaching a faculty bus. If the flashing amber lights are on, start slowing down.
-When the purple lights are flashing and the cease arm is out, visitors in each instructions should cease. Cease far sufficient again to permit college students to cross the highway. Don’t begin shifting ahead till after the purple lights are off, the cease arm is in, and the bus has begun to maneuver ahead. If the roadway is split by a median, solely the visitors behind the bus is required to cease. A flip lane isn’t a median.
-By no means move a stopped college bus. Passing a stopped college bus endangers scholar lives, to not point out carries a hefty penalty if caught. Throughout a six-month interval in 2018-2019, 12 kids have been killed and one other 47 injured whereas loading and unloading college buses throughout the U.S.
-Know that scholar security is our precedence. Forty-six of the buses operated in Yadkin County at the moment are geared up with cease arm cameras. Yadkin County Faculties is working carefully with the North Carolina Freeway Patrol and native legislation enforcement to extend scholar security by decreasing the variety of cease arm violations in our county.
Daniel Hardison is the Director of Transportation for the Yadkin County College District.