When children come home frequently complaining about problems on the school bus, parents need to call the school, to find out if school officials are aware of any problems. It is the school’s responsibility to instruct the school bus driver on how to handle problems on their bus. A parent’s call may be the first they hear of any problem. If the problems persist, parents should make follow-up calls until the problems go away.
There are school bus issues that parents may not think are the school’s responsibility. These problems have to do with the safety of children at their designated school bus stops. Unfortunately, parents of children old enough to walk to the bus stop themselves might not find out about these problems until tragedy strikes. Parents should observe what goes on at the school bus stop. With or without their child’s knowledge, parents must make sure drivers observe the rules for school buses.
When children are boarding or departing school buses, the driver puts out the stop sign on the side of the bus, and flashes the red lights. Anyone who drives knows that there are people who disregard stop signs and red lights. Any parent that does not drive, observes drivers ignoring traffic regulations regarding pedestrians. These drivers do the same thing when it involves small children at school bus stops.
Any parent, who sees a driver ignoring the red lights and stop sign on a school bus, needs to contact the school and the local authorities, and never let up until someone takes action. A child’s safety is of the utmost importance, and parents, the school, and authorities need to ensure their safety at all times, including at school bus stops.