CINCINNATI (January 3, 2012) – The new year is a perfect time for drivers to remember the importance of safety on our nation's roadways, especially as winter weather impacts roads across the country. At First Student, North America's largest provider of student transportation, school bus drivers are trained and prepared for the travel challenges that accompany the harsh winter months.
Every year, First Student's more than 50,000 bus drivers complete advanced training on adverse weather driving including snow, ice, rain and fog so they are prepared for the challenges of every climate. “Each of our drivers is trained specifically to handle slippery roads to help ensure students are safe throughout the more challenging driving months,” said Gary Catapano, senior vice president of Safety, First Student.
The safety of children on the school bus depends not only on the bus driver, but others on the road as well. First Student offers the following winter safety tips to motorists and parents:
As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes six million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,300 school district contracts. For more information, please visit firststudentinc.com.