Thursday, 19 November 2020 13:57

Ballston Spa Schools Improve Bus Safety

Ballston Spa Transportation Supervisor Sherry Demers and Superintendent Ken Slentz observe the new safety signs on a school bus at the district’s Transportation Facility. Photo provided. Ballston Spa Transportation Supervisor Sherry Demers and Superintendent Ken Slentz observe the new safety signs on a school bus at the district’s Transportation Facility. Photo provided.

Ballston Spa — The Ballston Spa Central School District is piloting a new stop sign arm system on buses. The new signs are brighter than past models in hopes of reminding drivers to follow state safety laws and to stop when the bus lights are flashing red. 

When a school bus has its red lights on, it is illegal to pass it from either direction, even on a divided highway. The district’s transportation staff reports that drivers have not stopped on a number of occasions recently while students were being transported to/from school, including on Route 9 in Malta.

For additional bus safety information, please visit dmv.ny.gov/more-info/school-bus-safety or call the BSCSD Transportation Department at 518-884-7140.

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