TSC getting school buses ready for new year

TSC getting school buses ready for new year

Posted: Aug 9, 2019 5:13 PM
Updated: Aug 9, 2019 5:13 PM

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3 this is the first school year where the school bus stopping law is in effect.this law was made after three fulton county children were hit by a driver as they tried to board their school bus last november.news 18's anna darling talked with the tippecanoe county schools corporation transportation department as they gear up to go back to school. 3<about 125 more buses will be hitting the road next tuesday as t-s-c heads back 3to school. been driving buses since the early 90's.he says seeing cars pass his school bus when they shouldn't happens too often. "everyday when school is in session, we have a stop arm violation"he remembers seeing a slight change in driving behavior after the crash in november."maybe a month or two where it was still happening but but maybe not at the frequency and then it started picking back up and it was almost as if it didn't happen."tsc transportation director greg haltom says they are using these extra days of summer to get their drivers ready."we stress safe stop procedures with our drivers, we have done that again."these procedures include drivers knowing when to turn on their lights, putting the parking break on when stopped and checking mirrors before visually signaling kids to enter the bus.they've also made some important route changes that comply with the new law."our routing department went back into our routes and ensured that all of our students that are located on us and state highways are getting on door side so we don't have anyone crossing the road."but sometimes even loading door side isn't enough. "i had a van that doesn't even try to stop, going 40 to 50 that passed me on my right side as she's starting to unload...i'm still i'm still rattled about it"the message to drivers?"there is nothing that is that much of an emergency that doesn't require an emergency vehicle for you to need to run a stop 3you to n emergency require an that doesn't emergency much of an that is that much of an emergency that doesn't require an emergency vehicle for you to need to run a stop arm"anna darling news 18> 3 haltom is asking drivers to have patience the first few weeks as drivers and students get used to the new school year routes.to find out more details on the new school bus stopping law,
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