WCPS raising awareness of school bus safety

WCPS looking at to go coffee sleeves to remind motorists to be safe when a school bus stops.

WCPS is using these coffee cups to remind motorists to watch out for kids at a school bus stop.

WCPS is using these coffee cups to remind motorists to watch out for kids at a school bus stop.

With school back into the swing of things, planners with Wolf Creek Public Schools are reminding motorists to watch out for school buses as they pick up and drop off students.

Transportation manager John Blood has ordered several thousand coffee cup sleeves to remind motorists about road safety when school buses stop. “Typically at this time of the year, parents are not in the school mode.”

The sleeves have a photo of a bus and a car alongside it while students are crossing the street with the slogan Red Flashing…No Passing! It shows the potential for blind spots for motorists when the bus has stopped.

Blood said there have been some close calls with bus drivers having to pull a student back into a car as motorists do not stop for the bus, even though lights are on and the stop sign is out.

Sponsored by the Student Transportation Association of Alberta, the coffee cup sleeves are available to fast food restaurants or other businesses that typically sell coffee to go.

“By putting these on a coffee cup, it highlights it,” said Blood.

“It’s a visual reminder,” he added.

He says this is a division wide effort to ensure motorists and parents are reminded about school bus safety rules.

 

Anyone interested in using the cup sleeves can contact Blood at the WCPS (WCPS) division office.