Blytheville Courier News: Time to Think Bus Safety

For Specialty Manufacturing Inc., a Safe Fleet brand, school bus safety is our main concern. As summer vacation slowly draws to a close, we wanted to share an article and message from Blytheville Public Schools that stresses the importance of school bus safety knowledge.

For many students, the school day starts and ends on the those big yellow buses. Last year, Blytheville Schools transported just over 2,000 students to and from school each day, according to District Transportation Director Carolyn Barnes, who said getting that many kids where they need to go requires diligence and dedication from the districts transportation department. …

Barnes said safety is the district’s top priority, and prevention is a large part of that, according to Barnes, who said she spends time looking for ways to prevent accidents from ever happening.

But there’s only so much bus drivers, mechanics and Barnes herself can do to ensure safety when it comes to the school bus, the rest, she said, is up to the parents and students.

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