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School Bus Safety on Triad Today

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On Saturday, September 16th, attorneys David Daggett and Griff Shuler appeared on Triad Today alongside Terrance Scriven, Transportation Specialist for Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools. The topic of conversation was school bus safety and things every motorist should be aware of this time of year. Watch the segment:

Nearly 500,000 school buses transport kids each day in the United States. When parents send their children off to school, they trust that the driver will do everything within their power to keep them safe. However, other drivers also need to take school bus safety seriously. The laws reflect the gravity of the situation – passing a stopped school bus results in a $500 fine and five points on the driver’s license. If the worst happens and someone is hit, it is considered a Class 1 felony and comes with a $1000 fine.

Here are the North Carolina regulations regarding passing a stopped school bus (general rule of thumb: don’t do it!).

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Parents with school-aged children can observe and teach their kids the following tips to help them stay safe at the bus stop:

  • Be aware of your surroundings, especially in the winter months where kids may be picked up while it’s still dark
  • Wearing brightly-colored clothing or reflective strips on a backpack will help children be more visible to motorists
  • Always stay away from the road – stand as far back from the road as possible
  • Keep an eye on the road to watch for cars while the kids are waiting for the bus

Raising public awareness surrounding school bus safety is critical, so each and every motorist is aware of the rules and regulations, and can do their part to help keep children safe. Daggett Shuler is more than happy to do their part to achive this common goal.

Later in the episode, David also participated in the Roundtable discussion with Ogi Overman and Dr. Bob Shackleford. They talked about current news items and political issues.

We Support the Triad Community

As always, the team at Daggett Shuler Law is proud to help support efforts to make a positive impact in our local area and support our students. Our Safe Sober program and annual backpack program are just some of the ways we strive to serve our community. We believe in setting an example and supporting those working to improve the quality and health of our communities. 

About Daggett Shuler

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