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Passenger Cars and Bus Safety

January 24, 2019
Reminder about entering and leaving FMS at the beginning and the end of the school day: Although it may be the shortest route, please do not walk in the bus lane, or between the school buses when they are parked out front loading or unloading children. 

School buses have 'blind spots' that are difficult to see. While there are mirrors aimed at those hard to see places, the bus driver's attention is primarily on the children getting on or off the bus, not on the space immediately in front of or alongside the bus. 

With the addition of winter's snow and ice, it would be easy to have someone slip and fall out of sight. 

Snowbanks can also block sight lines, and give car and bus drivers very little time to react if someone is walking in the road. For this reason please avoid the car and bus travel lanes, and only use the designated crosswalk and sidewalks. See the picture below.

Thank you for helping all children stay safe!

 

FMS pedestrian/walking area map