Posted on August 27, 2019 by admin
HARTFORD – With Newtown students back in school and Monroe students set to begin on Thursday, State Representative JP Sredzinski (R-112) feels it is important to remind all constituents of the importance of school bus safety, including stopping for their flashing red lights.
“As Ranking Member of the Public Safety Committee, I recognize the need for the safety of our children when boarding the school bus, or riding to and from school,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “We want to do everything we can to keep school buses as the safest form of student transportation. As a driver, please follow posted speed limits in school zones, keep a safe following distance from a school bus and be prepared to stop on both sides of the road at railroad intersections and student pick-up/drop-off sites.”
According to the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), more than 25 million children ride school buses every school day. Their top tips to parents for keeping students safe at the bus stop include:
For more information, please visit www.napt.org.