Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Back to School! Watch for Those School Buses!

Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash
"School Bus #10"
Photo by Steve Harvey on Unsplash

WOOFS! Barks! Abby and I have noticed throughout the area especially when going for those pawsome car rides that school is starting back in some school districts this week! 

Barks, as you drive to and from work today and weekdays going forward, pawlease watch for those big yellow school buses as they drive through the neighborhoods picking up students to take to school and taking them home in the afternoon. Remember:
  • Flashing yellow lights mean the school bus is preparing to make a stop!
  • Flashing red lights with (or in some older school buses without) a stop arm with red flashing lights means to stop!
  • Wait for the red flashing lights to turn off before moving your vehicle.
    • If a school bus is stopped and appears to be unloading students, it is still your responsibility to stop your vehicle until the driver gives you the "all clear!"
  • Running the red lights on a stopped school bus is punishable by a fine.  
WOOFS! Barkingly, watch for the mini-humans who may be running to the bus stop or running home! Some mini-humans get so excited when they see the school bus, they run towards it or start playing around. If a mini-human is running late, they will be making a fast dart toward the school bus to make it. WOOFS! In the afternoon, some mini-humans will be so excited to be going home from school that they may take off running from the school bus to their homes! 

Let's celebrate a new school year for all the pawsome mini-humans by driving carefully and paying full attention especially around school buses and schools!

(C) 2021, from The Dog's Paw!

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