SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK - October 18th - 24th, 2015
The Board, staff and students of Buffalo Trail Public Schools, East Central Alberta Catholic Schools, Lloydminster Public Schools, and Lloydminster Catholic Schools would like to thank all of our School Bus Contractors and Drivers for their dedication to school bus safety. Bus drivers play an important role in the education of students in rural communities. Please do your part to help bus drivers keep our students safe, DO NOT PASS a school bus from either direction when the RED LIGHTS ARE FLASHING. Amber lights are a warning to motorists following or approaching a bus that they are slowing down to make a passenger stop. Passing a school bus puts children at risk. Together we can continue to make the school bus the safest means of student transportation. If you see someone pass a school bus with its red lights flashing, please call your local RCMP to report them, it is a $543 fine and 6 demerit points. Some of our contracted school buses are equipped with video cameras on the outside of their buses to catch violators.
The Provincial School Bus Safety Slogan for the Red Flashing Light Awareness Campaign is “REDS FLASHING…NO PASSING!” The campaign’s goal is to reduce the number of school bus fly-by’s. Help do you part in making this a reality, and keep our students safe when getting on and off the school bus.