Schools making bus safety a priority

By: Ethan Hutchins Email
By: Ethan Hutchins Email

SHERMAN, TX---Schools around the country are making bus safety a priority.

When your children get on the bus in the morning, you want them to get to school safely, but some bus drivers say their concern is that the other drivers on the road pass them illegally and that could put students safety in jeopardy.

A report from bus drivers says that over 88,000 vehicles pass them illegally on a single day.

The problem occurs when kids get on and off the bus. Bus drivers flash their lights and put out a stop sign but many drivers don't stop.

Several districts are cracking down on violators. Officials say this week they are partnering with DPS where troopers ride along to catch them in the act.

Randy Redell, Sherman ISD spokesperson, says teaching the public about bus safety is crucial.

"We want to make sure that all of the bases are covered and all of our people are out there consciously aware that the buses are out there with a lot o kids on board. Most of our buses carry around 60 to 70 passengers."

The fine for illegally passing a school bus in Texas could cost you $1250.

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