School Officials: Watch Out for School Buses

By: Lanetra Bennett
August 15, 2013

Thursday was the first day of school in Wakulla County and other area Florida schools begin Monday, August 19th.

Leon County administrators want to remind drivers to watch out for school buses.

Leon County buses make about three-thousand stops every morning and every afternoon.

Administrators ask that motorists take heed to the stop signs and lights on buses and pay attention to kids getting off.

Bus drivers say that would give them one less thing to worry about.

Rozzell Jones has been driving for Leon County Schools for about three years. He says, "You have distractions along with the kids in the back of the bus and with the cars approaching the bus stop, also. So, it's definitely going to be distractions. The main thing is stay cool, stay collected, and look at your surroundings."

Leon County newer buses have four to six cameras, one that catches cars that don't stop when they're supposed to.

Other safety features include GPS and panic buttons for bus drivers.


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