Bus Safety Initiative

With SD83 school buses being struck five times in the last 13 months and numerous reports of drivers passing buses with the flashing red lights on, Superintendent of Schools/CEO Peter Jory reports the school district is moving forward with a bus safety program.

“This type of driving practice poses risk to our children and we need to start raising awareness.”

He added the district will be working with RCMP, has cameras in some of the buses, and will be doing an information and enforcement campaign to raise awareness about driving safety around school buses.

He noted the district’s transportation department has, in past years, taken part in various national and provincial bus safety campaigns to improve awareness about driving near school buses, but the issues seem to be more frequent and more is needed.

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