Tips for National School Bus Safety Week

A West Holmes school bus unloads students at Buckhorn Lake near Millersburg.  National Bus Safety Week is October 17-21 and promotes bus safety.  (Photo: Kevin Lynch/Wooster Daily Record)

With a coverage area of ​​more than 240 square miles, Location of West Holmesal has one of the largest bus route systems in the state, as students are taken to and from school to townships and rural communities.

And too many cars on the road are ignoring safety laws, illegally passing buses, or ignoring flashing red lights when students are being picked up or dropped off.

National School Bus Safety Weekwhich will take place from October 17 to 21, aims to encourage drivers to slow down, be alert and use best practices on the road.

In the first six weeks of the school year, West Holmes bus drivers have seen 19 red light violations, where vehicles ignore and drive through the flashing lights of a stopped bus, according to district officials.

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There were more than 50 violations between January and the end of last school year, according to Coreena Johnson, transportation coordinator for West Holmes.

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