Camas celebrates school bus safety

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The Camas School District celebrated National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 21 to 25.

This event is intended to call attention to school bus safety and promote school bus transportation. This year’s theme was: “At my Stop – You Stop!” It reminds students to be cautious any time they must cross the street, and to do so where they can be seen by the bus driver and watch for traffic.

The greatest risk to children is when they are outside the school bus, according to NAPT. Student injuries and fatalities occur as a result of motorists who attempt to pass a stopped school bus with flashing red warning lights, while students load or unload.

Camas joined school districts throughout the state and the nation in celebrating National School Bus Safety week.

In Washington, almost half of public school students ride school buses to and from school every day, according to Laura Nowland, Camas transportation director.

“School district transportation departments ensure students arrive at school safe and ready to learn,” she said. “Buses provide transportation between home and school, safely traveling more than 508,000 miles.”