National School Bus Safety Week brings awareness to all drivers

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ASHFORD, Ala. (WDHN) — October 18 marks the first day of National School Bus Safety Awareness Week.

This happens every third week in October to bring attention to safety issues in bus transportation. The Houston County Schools Transportation Supervisor, Steve Dasinger says the main safety issue he sees is cars not stopping when red lights on school buses are flashing.

“The issues we have are in loading and unloading,” Dasinger said. “That’s why we’re adamant that people should be aware when a bus is around. Use special caution and know that when that red light is out that means you need to stop.”

Dasinger also says that mechanics play a huge role in bus safety, as they ensure that a bus is running smoothly before it ever hits the road.

National School Bus Safety Awareness Week ends on October 22.

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