Did you know...
A School Bus is:
172 times safer than your family automobile.
8 times safer than passenger trains.
4 times safer than transit buses.
4 times safer than intercity buses.
8 times safer than scheduled airlines.
Every year, approximately 440,000 public school buses travel 4.3 billion miles to transport 23.5 million to and from school and school-related activities. Swartz Creek Transportation covers 71.43 square miles.
Be aware it is illegal in every state to pass a school bus stopped to load/unload students.
Know and understand laws governing motorist’s driving behavior near a school bus.
Learn the "flashing signal light system" that school bus drivers use to alert motorists if they are going to stop to load/unload students.
Know and understand that yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
Know and understand that red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists MUST stop their cars.
Begin moving only when the red flashing lights are turned off.
Watch out for young people who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.
Slow Down. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood. Watch for children playing and gathering near bus stops.
Be Alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
Bus changes for Thursday February 16
High School & Middle School
Bus 20 – rides with Gene in Bus 33
Bus 26 – Regency and 4000 & 5000 Reid Rd ride with Nancy in Bus 37
6000 Reid and Elms Rd ride with Cheryl in Bus 28
Coventry and Deer Run ride with Paul in Bus 80
Bus 27 will be Janet in Bus 26
Bus 28 – Eagle Point and South Valley ride with Randy in Bus 81
Maple Creek rides with Vince in Bus 39
The rest stay with Cheryl in Bus 28
Bus 33 – Morrish Rd, and Lou Mac Sub rides with Bob in Bus 35
The rest stay with Gene in Bus 33
Bus 35 – Parkridge rides with Heidi in Bus 36
What was Bus 39 – Miller Rd, Nichols Rd and Van Vleet ride with Trisha in Bus 63
The rest ride with Maurine in Bus 62
What was Bus 80 – 6000 & 7000 Cook Rd, Beers Rd and 7000 Grand Blanc ride with Janet in Bus 21
The rest ride with Randy on Bus 10
None Today! Saturday – Cheer to Lake Orion rides with Vince on Bus 39 at 7:00
Gaines Shuttle will be Janet in Bus 26
Morrish Shuttle will be Bob in Bus 35
Blue Bus – Lennon, 3000 Morrish not including Cole Creek and Bristol ride with Vince on Bus 39
The rest ride with Gene on bus 33 (Burkshire can go with whoever has the most room)
Green Bus – Mari Dan rides with Randy in Bus 81
Burkeshire and Bristol Rd ride with Janet in Bus 21
The rest ride with Heidi on Bus 36
Bus 20 will be Janet in Bus 26 – until Ann comes back
Orange Bus – Linden Rd rides with Sylvia in Bus 23
Grandwood rides with Nancy in Bus 37
Grand Blanc and Sharp rides with Bob in Bus 35
Blue Bus will be Bob in Bus 35
Still on 1 bus