School Bus Safety Week is Oct. 21-25, and school officials thank the school transportation department and remind local drivers to ensure students get to and from school safely.
On Monday, Oct. 14, Coffee County School Board member Freda Jones urged drivers to follow the rules.
When the red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, this means the bus has stopped and children are now getting on or off the bus. Drivers must stop their cars and wait until the red flashing lights are turned off, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before starting to drive again.
When a school bus has stopped at an intersection to load and unload children, drivers from all directions are required to stop until the bus resumes motion.
Held during the third week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is a public education program and a way for parents, school officials and the community to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety.