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How To Be Smart Around Schoolbuses

Many people have a hard time figuring out school buses, so I'm going to give you a few tips to help you drive smart when there's a school bus around.

As a school bus driver, I am responsible for the safety and transportation of school children from their school to their parents. The school bus is considered an extension of the classroom and the care and control of each child is transferred from the teacher to the bus driver to the parent.

School buses are, statistically, the safest mode of transport on the road. They're built like tanks for a reason: very small children, sometimes as young as 3 years old, are riding on it. When it comes to a traffic collision with a school bus, chances are that it's going to hurt the other vehicle a lot more than anybody on the bus.

Which is why it baffles me when some drivers act like complete idiots around these big yellow steel vehicles. Here's a breakdown of what to do, and what NOT to do, when you're near a school bus.

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