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Motorists should be on the lookout for school buses

Motorists should be on the lookout for school buses

They are the most important thing that we have.

Yet part of that responsibility, whether we realize it or not, doesn't fall squarely on the shoulders of school leaders or even the bus drivers themselves. "This is our community's future, and so we try to keep it as safe as possible".

State Troopers are encouraging other drivers to be considerate.

Bus drivers in the Lee County and Tupelo school districts spend time before school starts reviewing safety guidelines and practicing their routes, as reported by the Daily Journal's Emma Crawford Kent.

Last week, 25 of 37 school buses failed a state police inspection at Boyo Transportation Services in Harrisburg. The four hour in-service training day is an annual requirement for all school bus drivers.

School bus drivers will activate the buses flashing amber/yellow lights when preparing to stop to load and/or unload children. Kentucky law says drivers must stop if a school bus transporting children is stopped on a highway for the goal of loading or unloading passengers and has its stop arm and signal lights activated.

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Students in southwest Indiana will soon be heading back to school and Indiana State Police would like to remind everyone the importance of watching for students and for stopping for school buses while they are loading and/or unloading children.

Transportation officials say something helpful that parents can do is make sure that children are at their bus stop on time.

TPSD's bus fleet includes 74 buses, and the district employs more than 100 bus drivers and monitors. When motorists see those lights, they should slow down and prepare to stop.

Whether picking them up or dropping them off, bus drivers' main goal is to protect your children.

The common rule among school bus drivers is simple but worth overstating - respect the bus.