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Wayne Local Schools Recognizes School Bus Safety Week

Posted on: October 15, 2020
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Wayne Local joins school districts and transporting agencies throughout Ohio and the nation in celebrating the importance of National School Bus Safety Week.

National School Bus Safety Week is an active, continuing public education program designed to promote school bus safety.  This year’s theme is “Red Lights Mean STOP!” which is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus.  Motorists around school buses need to know the signals and the laws that concern school buses to help keep children safe.  The following safety procedures are required by state law: 

·  Do not pass a school bus that has red alternating flashing lights on. This is the signal that the bus is stopped to load or unload children. Traffic should not move until the bus resumes motion or the driver signals traffic to proceed.

·   When a bus has alternating flashing amber (yellow) lights on, it is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Be ready to stop and watch for children in the roadway.

·   If a bus is stopped on a street or road that has fewer than four lanes, all traffic proceeding in either direction must stop. 

·   If a bus is stopped on a street or road that has four or more lanes, only traffic proceeding in the same direction as the bus must stop

·   You must not proceed until the school bus resumes motion, or until signaled by the school bus driver to proceed.

Motorists should be instructed that any time school buses are present, they should be more cautious and aware of their surroundings.

The safety of children, as they are transported to and from school and school-related events, is a top priority. 

Please make safety a very important part of your week, October 19 – 23, 2020.  Protecting our students before they enter, as they ride and exit the bus is crucial.  Please know we support safety year round.