‘Thumbs Up’ to Back-To-School Safety
Published by Laurie Pender on August 29, 2016
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Cumberland County School (CCS) students returned to school today (Monday, August 29). This means that 440 yellow school buses are traveling local highways and byways throughout the county. Students, parents and motorists will need to work together to ensure the safety of children as they travel to and from school.

To help keep students safe, the CCS’ Transportation Department is asking the parents of bus-riding students to reacquaint their child with the ‘thumbs-up’ bus-boarding procedure:

  1. The child waits until the bus completely stops and the bus stop arm is extended.
  2. The driver holds his/her left palm up, letting the child know to wait for all traffic to halt.
  3. The child and the driver look both ways for traffic.
  4. When it is safe to cross the road, the driver gives the child a ‘thumbs up’ and points in the direction the child should cross the street.

The procedure was developed because an alarming number of motorists refused to stop when buses have their stop arms extended.

For additional information about the ‘thumbs up’ bus-boarding procedure, call CCS’ Transportation Department at 910.678.2581.

 

Cumberland County Schools’ Bus Transportation Facts:

* 440 school buses operate daily

* About of 26,000 students ride CCS’ buses daily

* CCS’ buses travel 4,680,000 miles per year

        
Cumberland County Schools
2465 Gillespie Street • Fayetteville, NC 28306
910.678.2300
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