NYSBCA School Bus Safety Demonstration Day Video Featured on School Bus Fleet Magazine Website

School Bus Fleet magazine recently posted a video from the School Bus Safety Demonstration Day event   sponsored by the New York School Bus Contractors Association.  The video is being featured as part of the magazine’s upcoming article on what is being done to effectively communicate with parents about pupil transportation safety.

The New York School Bus Contractors Association hosted the School Bus Safety Demonstration Day in collaboration with Suffolk Region PTA at Suffolk Transportation Service’s Safety and Training Center in Bay Shore, NY. 

The event helped parents and school officials better understand the safety features on today’s modern school bus, as well as the safety training procedures and requirements that school bus drivers must undergo before getting behind the wheel of a school bus.  The event is part of an ongoing statewide safety initiative to educate people about school bus safety.

“Our top priority as private pupil transportation providers is to ensure the safest ride possible to and from school each day for over one million children in New York State,” said New York School Bus Contractors Association President, Bob Pape. “The safety demonstration event brings New York’s premier School Bus safety experts together to share their knowledge and skills with parents and school officials from across the region.” 

Safety aspects covered included school bus stop arms, on-board video cameras and student management on and off the bus, child check safety procedures and motion detectors, school bus evacuation procedures and a drivers physical performance test.

“At the end of the session all participants are left with a greater understanding of what it takes to keep our children safe on or near a school bus, and the things we can all do to improve student and school bus safety,” said Pape.

The event was also supported by the New York Association for Pupil Transportation, Suffolk Transportation Services, Inc., Huntington Coach Corp., WE Transport, and Educational Bus Transportation. (CLICK HERE to view the video)