IMPERIAL COUNTY, Calif. (KYMA, KECY) - The California Highway Patrol (CHP) El Centro Area Office is bringing awareness to ensure students safety.
In a press release, they discuss how school bus safety is a responsibility shared by school bus drivers and motorists on Imperial County highways.
“School bus safety is part of the CHP’s mission, and we take our mission very seriously,” CHP El Centro Captain Shipwash said.
“We want to remind all motorists to do their part each day to remain alert behind the wheel. Particularly, when you see a school bus or children at bus stops.”
While there are exceptions, California law requires drivers to stop in both directions when a school bus flashes their lights.
At the same time, drivers must ensure that the children are safely off the road to turn the lights off. That or if the children take their seats on the bus.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, riding a school bus is the safest way for students to get to school.
It's also 70 times safer than when compared to other modes of transportation. However, school buses are one of the most regulated vehicles on the road.
If you want to read more about, then read the press release below.