“The theme for National School Bus Safety Week is “Red Lights Mean STOP!” During National School Bus Safety Week, we encourage motorists and bus occupants to play an active role in bus safety,” said a statement from the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office today.
Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an active and evolving public education program and a 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.
Additionally, the Sheriff’s Office released some data, stating, “According to NHTSA, Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a school bus instead of traveling by car. However, there is an unsettling number of drivers that will pass a school bus when the red lights are flashing. Please slow down, leave for your destination earlier, and be patient.”