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School Bus Safety Week October 15-21, 2017

Posted on October 16

In recognition of School Bus Safety Week, the Northland School Division Transportation Department is helping to educate our students, drivers and staff on school bus safety October 15-21, 2017. This years theme is "Rider Rules = Safe to School". To help educate students, the Transportation Department sponsors Safely on Board; an ongoing initiative in many of our schools. Safely on Board presenters will be hosting interactive presentations in our schools promoting school bus safety.

Important Messages about School Bus Safety

Did you know? 

When a bus turns on RED flashing lights this means STOP in both directions (Including off road vehicles in the ditch) . NEVER pass a school bus with red flashing lights.  The fine for passing a school bus with its red lights flashing is $543 and six demerit points.

Did you know? 

When a bus turns on YELLOW flashing lights this means it is preparing to stop. Slow down and get ready to stop.

Did you know?

Parents are responsible for the safety of their children to and from the bus stop. Accompany small children to the bus stop, ensure they are adequately dressed and stand quietly in a group while waiting for the bus.

Did you know? 

Drivers are required to do a DAILY pre-trip inspection to ensure all bus components are working properly and a post trip inspection to check for sleeping children.

Did you know?

Research consistently shows that school buses are the safest way for a child to travel. A study by Transport Canada found riding a bus to school is 16 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle. Fewer parents driving their children decreases congestion around schools and makes the school safer for everyone.

Important messages are also posted on our Facebook page and Twitter page!

Radio Advertisement

Click here to listen to a School Bus Safety Week advertisement!


Click here to learn more! 

Poster Contest

The Alberta Student Transportation Advisory Council (ASTAC) is sponsoring a provincial poster contest to promote School Bus Safety Week. Click here to learn more! 

Students and Parents

Click here to learn about Transportation for Northland School Division 

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