Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week 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.
WEIS News spoke with Cherokee County School Transportation Supervisor, Scott Hayes, about the job of keeping children safe going to and from school.
He had this comment:
Moving that many students daily requires several buses, we asked Mr. Hayes about the Fleet and the maintenance.
Mr. Hayes said motorists do not always stop for the school bus stop sign which is state law. All lanes of traffic must stop when a bus stops and puts out the stop sign unless on a divided highway and then only the traffic on the same side of the road as the bus.