The Queensbury Transportation Department is dedicated to transporting students to and from school safely every day. In fact, American students are nearly eight times safer riding in a school bus than in cars with their parents, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
- Queensbury bus drivers have an outstanding safety record, which is tracked by New York State. They receive rigorous training and refresher courses each year.
- A team of mechanics work to ensure Queensbury school buses reliably provide students with a safe, timely and efficient mode of transportation. The state Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has rated the Queensbury program among the best in the state, citing an In-Service rate greater than 90 percent for district buses.
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School Bus Safety Tips
It's the law! Never pass a stopped school bus when its lights are flashing!
- Flashing yellow lights are a warning that the bus is preparing to stop and load or unload students. Be prepared to stop.
- When the red lights are flashing, you must stop. This includes all roadways and any place on campus, including parking lots.
- Watch for children after they leave the bus - they can be impulsive and unpredictable.
- Buses do not turn right on red.
- Vehicles that pass a bus while the red lights are flashing will be reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as the Warren County Sheriff's Department.