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Youngstown schools host bus safety training

12 August 2017, 12:28 | Cassandra Thompson

CCSD focuses on bus safety ahead of the new school year

CCSD focuses on bus safety ahead of the new school year

With more than 5,000 students attending school in the district, drivers said the new routes kept students on the buses longer and are unsafe. Vehicles that are approaching from the opposite side are NOT required to stop. Once the bus is fully stopped, the flashing red lights will activate and the stop arm will deploy.

When approaching a school bus always be prepared to stop and watch for stopped traffic.

In the past six years, law enforcement across the state wrote almost 9,000 stop arm violation citations.

Transportation officials say another important key to student safety is motorists who are alert when they see a school bus.

The providers contacted by FOX43 Tuesday say they are short on drivers, but say they are not facing severe shortages. The patrol emphasizes that safety on the road is a "shared" responsibility.

The two roads in Anderson where drivers say they've encountered the most serious stop-arm violations are Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Raible Avenue.

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

"The unlawful disregard for the school bus stop arm is not an isolated problem", said Puckett, adding it's an occurring problem across the state and country. Drivers need to be extra cautious in school zones as children walking in the sidewalks or streets can often be unpredictable.

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Fifteen other buses that failed last week's inspection will be re-inspected next week.

Moore said a route plan promised for the start of the school year was not ready when school started in Martinsville on Monday, August 7.

Slow down and obey all traffic laws and speed limits.

Barr-Reeve's School Resource Officer Mark Bledsoe said drivers around the schools should take note of the new 35 miles per hour school zone signage on CR 100N.

According to a spokeswoman with First Student, the transportation company used by Wichita Public Schools, the "Child Check-Mate System" has been helpful.

Some even have lights that spell out "STOP DO NOT PASS".

Before crossing the street wait until the driver's face can be seen.

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