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National School Bus Safety Week

School Bus Safety Week

October 19–23, 2020

Join CSEA and schools around the country as we recognize National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 19-23, 2020 celebrating the theme: "Red Lights Mean STOP!"

CSEA is a leader in advocating for student transportation safety in California, including sponsoring the 1968 law that requires all buses to carry the "Stop when Red Lights Flash" sign. Studies have proven that the most dangerous part of the school bus ride for children is when they get on and off the bus. Remember to pay close attention to school buses when you see them driving on the street and teach children how to be safe when boarding and exiting the bus.

CSEA is proud to represent more than 8,500 school bus drivers and other transportation workers. These dedicated employees ensure that school buses remain the safest form of transportation in America. According to the National Safety Council, school buses are 172 times safer than the family car.

School Transportation Professionals

From winding country roads to busy city streets, school bus drivers carry the most precious cargo: our children. School bus drivers, mechanics and other school transportation personnel are the safest and most qualified in the state.

They also care about the kids and the community. Bus drivers know that parents want the peace of mind that comes from trusting the person behind the wheel of the big yellow bus.

School bus drivers volunteer for more training than any other drivers in the state, and they are all required to pass an extensive background check before they receive a license to drive a school bus.

Getting kids to and from school safely and on schedule makes bus drivers, mechanics and other transportation personnel an integral part of our schools and our communities.

In the News

Bus drivers keep safety the top priority

Pamela Barrick, a member of Pajaro Valley Chapter 132, says that safety is the top priority all year long. As a bus driver for Pajaro Valley Unified School District, she says everyone should be aware of the yellow school buses on the road...Read More »

Video: Bus driver Tina Switzer named 2019 Member of the Year

Sixty-two children on a bus, and as far as Tina Switzer is concerned, they are all hers. Students sing her praise and classified bus drivers have reaped the rewards of her diligent efforts at the bargaining table…Watch Video

Transportation gets up and running

Cloverdale Unified is on the road to success for the new year thanks to Stefani Wright, Transportation Coordinator in the school district and President of Cloverdale Chapter 170...Read More »

What is School Bus Safety Week?

Held during the third full week of October each year, National School Bus Safety Week is an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to address the importance of school bus safety. Designed to promote school bus safety, school districts throughout the country observe School Bus Safety Week.