National School Bus Safety Week 2022

COLUMBUS | October 17-21, 2022

This week is National School Bus Safety Week, October 17-21, 2022. This year’s theme is “1 Bus + 1 Driver = a BIG Impact on Education”

In Ohio, we travel more than 1,000,000 miles with our school buses, transporting thousands of students to/from school safely each day.

Our drivers are trained to recognize signs of danger, and we train our student riders, too, on the proper ways to look for traffic before crossing a road or getting on or off a bus.

Knowing when to stop, and adhering to the law keeps our kids safe, and traffic flow smoothly.

The driver of a vehicle … upon meeting or overtaking from either direction any school bus stopped for the purpose of receiving or discharging any school child … shall stop at least ten feet from the front or rear of the school bus and shall not proceed until such school bus resumes motion …

🟡 Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.

🔴 Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off.

Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

Learn more about when to stop for a school bus in the State of Ohio by visiting the Ohio Revised Code, here:

This is a unique reminder to motorists and students about the dangers that exist outside the school bus.

Thank you for all you do to support student transportation!