Ready to Roll

Stony Johnson, vehicle maintenance manager, points out new LED warning  lights recently installed on Greenville school buses.
Stony Johnson, vehicle maintenance manager, points out new LED warning lights recently installed on Greenville school buses.

The bus fleet of Greenville ISD is ready to roll Monday morning. Mechanics have the fleet in top notch condition and the drivers know their routes.   Greenville has a fleet of 45 buses for 30 or more routes.  The rest are spare vehicles or ones equipped for special needs applications.

Stony Johnson, maintenance manager, tells Hunt County News that new LED warning lights have been installed.  It is imperative that drivers pay attention to buses loading or unloading children when these warning lights flash and the stop sign on the left side of the bus swings out and is illuminated.

All traffic must stop on a two way street or highway when a bus loads or unloads.  State law dictates that two way traffic separated by a painted median (such as Wesley Street) must stop in both directions. Automobile traffic traveling in the same direction as the bus on a road that has a distinct median (such as the loop)  must stop.  Traffic on the other side may continue.

Many school zones have prohibitions against cell phone use.  Signs are posted regarding mobile phone use in school zones.  It is always a good idea to limit use of the device when driving except when absolutely necessary.

Let’s make this year safe for our students.

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