school bus safety 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/25/13) - Would you trust your children with strangers? You are probably saying, “No,” to the question, but in actuality, many people allow strangers to drive their precious cargo to and from school every day.

Bus drivers in Daviess County alone, load and unload 7,000 students on 117 buses, traveling more than 11,100 miles each day.

October is Bus Safety Awareness Month nationally, but Daviess County has especially focused on spreading knowledge to ensure the safe and efficient transportation of children across the Owensboro area.

The national slogan this year, “Please stay back from the yellow and black”, explains to children and transporters that the 10-foot diameter around the school bus is actually the “danger point”.

Safety does not stop with the bus drivers and monitors, according to driver and trainer, Tia Terteisen. The unloading and loading process is actually the most dangerous portion of the travel. The front and rear of the bus are extremely dangerous for children because of oncoming and approaching traffic.

Daviess County Public Schools Transportation took these dangers extremely seriously this month, giving a public service announcement at a local radio station and also giving training sessions for drivers focusing on improving the skills, which have caused the most accidents.

“If one person absorbs the information, it’s a safer place,” Terteisen said.

Another major emphasis was thanking transportation staff.

“People trust us with their children, and so many days we get unnoticed,” Terteisen said.

For more information on Daviess County Public Schools Transportation, visit: http://www.daviesskyschools.org/administrativeDepartment2.aspx?aid=3.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

MCJC Celebrates Success of Three Former Graduates

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (9/4/15) — The Muhlenberg County Job Corps Center is quite proud to recognize recent outstanding… Read More

Trucking Company Takes Responsibility for Tires Damaged

HENDERSON, Ky. (9/4/15) — The trucking company responsible for metal spilled along the Audubon Parkway between… Read More

Most Read This Week

September 04, 2015 21036

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 6908

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6268

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 4074

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3507

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 21036

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12468

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 04, 2015 21036

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 1903

Man Charged with Kidnapping 8-Year-Old Girl

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 727

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 641

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 577

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 569

Henderson, Paducah, Owensboro, Madisonville…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 546

Owensboro Air Show, Century Aluminum Announce…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 539

Madisonville Christens New $1.1M Ladder Truck

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 536

Franklin Graham Offers Opinion on Kim Davis Case

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 478

Harmful Algal Bloom Recreational Advisory Issued

by SurfKY News