Montpelier, Vermont – The 2021 National School Bus Safety Week (NSBSW), which is held every year during the third week in October, is October 18 – 22, 2021. Celebrations during this week encourage communities to join together to focus on school bus transportation generally, and school bus safety specifically.
“National School Bus Safety Week is a great time for school districts to focus their efforts on safe school transportation by reminding everyone of the safety message highlighted in each year’s specific campaign. This year the theme is, ‘Be Safe, Know the Danger Zone’, which is an especially important safety message as children board and exit the school bus each and every day,” offered NASDPTS President Pat McManamon.
“Being aware of the danger zone is a very important safety message. The danger zone is the area immediately around the school bus and it’s important for students to remember three things when they are around the school bus. First, it is very important for students to arrive to their school bus stop early, so they are not rushed. Second, they need to stay three, giant steps back from the curb until the bus stops and opens the doors. And third, they need to pay attention to the driver when they are boarding and exiting the bus. The safety of all children depends on students actively using these guidelines each and every day,” noted NASDPTS Executive Director Ronna Weber.
Important School Bus Safety Week resources can be found at www.americanschoolbuscouncil.org and www.schoolbusfacts.com.
For more information on the National School Bus Safety Week Poster Contest, please go to: https://www.napt.org/postercontest.
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