South Kitsap School District will participate in the national and state recognized School Bus Safety Week October 22 – 26. During this week, drivers are reminded to be extra cautious while sharing the road with school buses and students. Students are to remember that drivers may not be able to see them especially in low-light conditions.
Everyday South Kitsap School District buses provide more than 10,000 student rides covering over 7,000 miles. The goal of SKSD is to get all of these children to and from school safely. In fact, research proves that school bus transportation is the safest form of ground transportation and eight times safer than riding in a family vehicle.
Drivers are also reminded to be aware of bus stops and slow down as you approach them. Remember that children often react differently than adults in traffic situations. They act impulsively, can be preoccupied, and act spontaneously. They may not be aware that their physical size limits their ability to be seen.
Some safety ideas for students are:
For more information on School Bus Safety Week and how you can support the district’s efforts to keep our children safe, call the SKSD Transportation Department at 360-874-7093.