October 17 through 21 - National School Bus Safety Week
Marlington Local Schools Focusing on Bus Safety
The Marlington School District joins other school districts and transporting agencies throughout Ohio and the nation in celebrating the importance of National School Bus Safety Week. This past week police offers from the Stark County Sheriff’s Department and the Marlboro Police Department rode on buses and also shadowed some of our buses as a part of the “Stark County Bus Ride for Safety” to highlight National School Bus Safety week, which is recognized as the third week of October. This week is designed to promote school bus safety and make motorists more aware.
Being stuck behind a school bus while rushing to work can be frustrating, but school bus safety is more important than shaving a few minutes off your commute time.
According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, school transportation is eight times safer than riding in a car. Bus drivers, pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers on the road, all must obey bus safety rules. In Ohio, drivers must stop at least 10 feet away from a stopped school bus to allow passengers to safely enter or exit the bus.