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Monday, February 1, 2016

February is Love the Bus month

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Sharon Roberts, Location Manager, First Student Pincher Creek

February is Love the Bus month. The annual campaign by the American School Bus Council aims to recognize school bus drivers across the country for their dedication to provide safe student transportation every day. Here in Pincher Creek we are recognizing Love the Bus month as well.

At First Student, we want to take this opportunity to thank our drivers for their commitment to the students in their care. We recognize the tremendous responsibility placed upon us every school day to provide safe and reliable transportation. We appreciate the community's continued trust in us to deliver.

Riding a school bus remains the safest way for students to get to and from school. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are 23 times safer than passenger cars and 10 times safer than walking. Advances in technology have made school buses even safer. Thanks to our technology and training, First Student is twice as safe as the industry average.

Everyone in the community plays a crucial role in helping students travel to and from school safely. You can help by avoiding distractions such as talking on a cell phone or texting, remaining alert while driving near school buses; and heeding their safety signals.

First Student is proud to serve so many families in our community. We are committed to safely transporting students while providing a high level of service, which we think makes it easy to love the bus every school day.

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