Transportation Links

NC Bus Safety
This page is sponsored by NCDPI Transportation Services. It has links to different sites and is packed with information about bus safety, bus construction and laws that pertain to school bus transportation.

School Bus Information Council
Links to various reports and statistics dealing with school bus safety.

North Carolina Operation Lifesaver
A program designed to help save your life at the most dangerous spot on any highway or road--the highway-rail grade crossing. Operation Lifesaver is an active, continous public information and education program to help prevent and reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities by improving driver performance at the nation's approximately 270,000 public and private highway-rail grade crossings and on rights-of-way. To achieve its mission, Operation Lifesaver developed a program that emphasizes Education, Engingeering and Enforcement activities. These activities are called the Operation Lifesaver 3-Es.

The National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation Services
The membership represents all 50 states and several U.S. territories. The purpose of the association is to provide leadership, assistance and motivation to the nation's school transportation and industry with the goal of providing safe, efficient, economical, and high-quality transportation to school children on their trips to and from school and school-related activities.


STOP! It's the LAW

Passing a Stopped School Bus

Each year the Department of Public instruction sponsors a one day stop arm count. On this day school bus drivers are ask to count the number of stop arm violations they encounter even if they can not get enough information for the State Highway Patrol to investigate. Annually over2,500 violations are reported on this one day count state wide. When a vehicle passes a stopped school bus it puts the lives of children in danger. Johnston County Schools works very closely with the Highway Patrol to locate and charge driver's who pass a stopped school bus. Each year several drivers are convicted ofpassing a stopped school bus. This year Johnston County Schools secured a grant toequip approximately 93 school buses with stop arm cameras. This will help in the identification of vehicles that pass our school buses while students are loading or unloading. Passing a stopped school bus carries some of the most severe insurance and driver license penalties. So please stay alert and save a life. To find out more information on Stop Arm Violations and who must stop for a bus click on the following link. 

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