This week has been designated as National School Bus Safety Week. This year’s theme, “Red Lights Mean Stop!” reminds motorists, students, and school bus drivers the importance each of them have to ensure the safety of our children. The theme is derived from a poster contest held the year before.
National School Bus Week is hosted annually by the National Association for Public Transportation (NAPT), National School Transportation Association (NSTA), and National Association of State Director of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS.) This is an active and evolving public education program and an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. It is designed to promote school bus safety. School districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week.
In line with school bus safety, we are advocates of fire suppression systems in the engine compartment of all school buses, with a greater emphasis on special needs buses, due to longer evacuation times. Most bus fires start in the engine bay and spread to the passenger compartment. This is preventable!