National School Bus Passing Survey
While school buses remain incredibly safe, we all know that students who ride buses are most vulnerable when they are outside the bus in the "Danger Zone".
California is assisting the National State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services (NASDPTS) in coordinating a national survey to determine the prevalence of illegal passing of school buses. That data will be the first step in developing improved safety countermeasures at the state or national level.
We are enlisting your assistance in this important project. on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, we would like your district/company's bus operators to observe and report any instances of motorists illegally passing their school buses while the red lights are activated. An easy to use form is attached.
Please note the drivers primary duty is to the safety of their students. Please collect your district/company's results and report them to the California Department of Education, Office of School Transportation no later than Tuesday, May 10, 2011.
You may consolidate your district/company's totals to one document. Please fax the completed form to 916-375-7110, or e-mail a scanned copy to email@example.com.
If you have any questions regarding this Instructor Bulletin, please call 916-375-7100.