Now that Trumbull schools are about to begin, I would like to take this opportunity and share some safety reminders with the community. This time of year brings about more traffic, which includes buses, other vehicles and pedestrians on local roads. Parents will be driving students to and from school and to after school activities. Teachers and faculty will also be driving to and from school in the morning and afternoon and to after school activities. As buses are picking up and dropping off students motorists must recognize that there may be frequent stops and the need to be prepared to stop for students boarding and disembarking.
Parents should take the time and talk with their children about their safety. Explain how they should always wait for their bus far enough away from the road so that they are not in danger of being struck by passing vehicles. Children should never enter the roadway, even if their bus has stopped to pick them up until they have made sure that traffic has stopped in both directions.