User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Education

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

School Bus Safety

August 14, 2014, 6:03 PM by Sammi Bjelland

School Bus Safety
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

With school just around the corner, buses are gearing up for another year. We stopped by School Bus Inc. in Sioux Falls for a reminder of what you need to know when you see a big yellow bus on the road.

With 115 buses in the fleet, School Bus Inc. has a lot to do before the school year arrives. That includes general maintenance, and teaching drivers how to handle the kids on the bus.

"Training involves first aid. How to watch the students. Keep track of the students. Make sure that they don't cross behind the bus. Always make sure they cross in front of the bus if they have to cross the street. Try to make sure they keep the students back on the sidewalk," School Bus Inc. Manager, Jim Shafer said. 

It's not just kids who need to remember the rules of the road. Other drivers can be ticketed if they pass a school bus with flashing yellow or red lights on. But the placement of the lights does make a difference.

"If anything is flashing down below the windows of the bus, it's just the bus is stopping or at a railroad track or doing something different. The thing that I try to tell people is, any time the lights are flashing above the windows, that's when that bus is going to be stopping and picking up or dropping off students," Shafer said.

Shafer says if other drivers just keep their distance and watch out for kids, it will really help school bus drivers which are still in high demand, days before the school bells ring.

"We're still short drivers yet, so we can use a few drivers yet. But other than that, we believe we're ready," Shafer said.

School Bus Inc. is looking for about 10 more drivers for the school year.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View education

You may also like

Students Return To School After Measles Scare

1/25/2015 5:23 PM

Students will be heading back to school tomorrow at Holy Spirit Elementary after the confirmation that one of the students has tested positive with th...

Full Story
Lincoln Grad Working For NFL On Super Bowl Sunday

1/31/2015 5:55 PM

For fans it's the biggest game of the year, but for one Lincoln High School graduate it's a great step in her career.

Full Story
Original Brookings High School Bell Returns After Decades

1/31/2015 1:55 PM

A cast-iron bell that used to ring in the first Brookings High School more than 100 years ago has finally come home.

Full Story
School Leaders React To Measles Guildelines

1/29/2015 6:01 PM

If your son or daughter is not vaccinated against the measles right now, he or she may end up missing nearly a month of school.  The South Dakota...

Full Story | Watch
A Unique Opportunity

1/31/2015 10:02 PM

For Arizona State Freshman Maddy Ryan, the Super Bowl used to be just a big game on Sunday. Now she has a different outlook. 

Full Story | Watch


Events