In a ceremony at the Governor's residence October 23, PennDOT, along with other Pennsylvania school bus safety advocates, honored twelve students for communicating important school bus safety messages, and six school bus drivers for their superior driving skills.
The students, in kindergarten through eighth grade, were recognized for their winning entries in the 2019 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The theme for this year's contest - "Red Lights Mean STOP!" - reflects an important message for drivers to remember when encountering school buses.
This year's winners were chosen from 1,084 public and private school student entries. The first-place entries were forwarded to a national competition and will be judged at the end of October.
Six school bus drivers were also recognized for winning the 2019 Pennsylvania School Bus Driver Safety Competition. Held each June, the competition tests school bus drivers' knowledge of safety rules and safe operation of their buses.
Photos of this year's winning students and drivers, along with photos of the winning posters, can be found on the Driver and Vehicle Services website at www.dmv.pa.gov by selecting Driver Services, then School Bus Drivers and clicking the School Bus Safety Week button.
Visit PennDOT's school bus safety page for more tips and information on the school bus stopping law.