Safety

Article delivers the facts on school bus safety

Posted on September 4, 2012

North Carolina state pupil transportation director Derek Graham has penned a new article that thoroughly explains why yellow buses are the safest way for students to get to and from school.

The piece that Graham contributed to the Southeast Education Network (SEEN) may be useful in making a case for pupil transportation to parents, school officials, legislators and others.

After describing the various safety aspects involved in school buses — from driver training and certification to construction standards and other equipment — Graham calls on the public to support the yellow bus.

“School boards have tough jobs — especially when money is tight,” Graham writes in the SEEN article. “It is tempting to reduce transportation, cut out service or take other money-saving measures that can negatively impact safety. The decision-makers must hear from their constituents that safety is important.

To read the full article, go here.

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Comments ( 3 )
  • BL

     | about 5 years ago

    Riding a "greyhound" aka MCI motorcoaches does not make it safer. Coaches are not built to schoolbus spec, and that roof surely can't hold 10x it's own weight.

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