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Boyo Transportation school buses pass re-inspection

Boyo Transportation school buses pass re-inspection

With black stripes down the side.

"When you see a school bus, pay attention to those lights".

The most serious problem isn't fender benders at intersections, though; it's the number of motorists who violate school bus stop-arm laws. Troopers said they found 70 violations including holes in exhaust systems, a leaking oil tank, tire sidewall damage, a stop sign mechanical arm not extending, faded light lens covers, holes in seats, and lights not working properly. Those numbers are then reported to the National Association of State Directors for Pupil Transportation Services. During the annual School Bus Stop Arm Survey earlier this year, 3,659 bus drivers across the state reported 703 stop arm violations in just one day.

"Please follow the posted speed limits", Bledsoe said adding during the first day of school on Tuesday, he flashed his lights a few times as a warning. When crossing the street to get on the bus or to go home, make eye contact with motorists before proceeding. A minimum 14 hours of classroom training and six hours of behind-the-wheel training are required to become a school bus driver, although some companies may require more than that. Wait for the bus driver to signal that it's safe to cross. Motorists should not attempt to pass the bus while it's stopped, but there are different rules for different roads.

DCS said Thursday that they are 132 drivers short for the Dallas ISD; they are 240 drivers short of the number they need to service all seven of their districts.

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Ringle says it's not often drivers blatantly ignore the stop sign, but usually they're distracted. If possible, drop them off at a place where they do not have to cross the street. In Kansas, bus drivers are required to get at least 12 hours of behind-the-wheel training. "But if it was your kids on that bus you'd want them to be safe".

By slowing down and abiding by the law we can assure that all youngsters in our region are safely transported to and from school each morning.

If a school bus stops on a two lane road and the red flashing lights are activated and the stop arm is extended, all motorists MUST stop.

But once drivers are on Veterans Parkway, which has a grass median, they must stop only for a bus going in their direction.