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To increase awareness about school bus safety among motorists, parents, teachers and students, the California Highway Patrol will observe National School Bus Safety Week Oct. 22-26.

Riding the school bus is by far the safest way for students to get to and from school, but everyone must do their part.

“We ask all drivers, always be alert and avoid distractions, especially when children are at a bus stop,” CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley said. “Children may not recognize traffic hazards, so it is up to all of us to help keep them safe.”

The CHP began its “Vehicles Illegally Passing a School Bus” enforcement project in 2017. During VIPS enforcement operations, CHP officers will ride on school buses and patrol bus routes, watching for vehicles that do not stop for flashing red school bus lights. The VIPS project also encourages people to report drivers who illegally pass a school bus.

In declaring October as “School Bus Safety Awareness Month,” Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. emphasized the same message. He stated: “With the increasing number of travelers on the roadways, sharing the road responsibly is imperative, especially when the red lights on a school bus are flashing and the stop arm is activated.”

Students are about 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking a bus instead of traveling by car, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports. School buses are the most regulated vehicles on the road, designed to be safer than passenger vehicles. The flashing red lights and stop-sign arms are crucial features.

More than 32,000 school bus drivers transport more than one million students each year in California, traveling approximately 253 million miles. California has not had a pupil passenger fatality since 1995. The CHP inspects more than 24,000 school buses each year.

This mission of the CHP is to provide the highest level of Safety, Service, and Security.

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  1. Annette says:

    Thank you for the stats on this crucial element of student safety. Those in student transportation are proud of the part they play in transporting precious cargo.

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Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Canyon Honor Student Nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders
CANYON COUNTRY — Miciah Edwards, a junior at Canyon High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA, which will take place from June 23 - June 25.
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019
LA County Joins California Bulk Drug-Buying Program
With a goal of lowering prescription drug costs, Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday they will join a new state program that allows the county to bargain directly with drug companies.
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Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement
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CANYON COUNTRY — Miciah Edwards, a junior at Canyon High School will be a Delegate to the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, MA, which will take place from June 23 - June 25.
Canyon Honor Student Nominated for Congress of Future Medical Leaders
The North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition's Board of Directors will hold its regular meeting Monday, April 22, at 1:00 p.m.
April 22: North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition Regular Meeting
1945 - Actors Harry & Olive Carey sell Saugus ranch after 29 years; now Tesoro del Valle [story]
Composer, sound artist and CalArts alum Ellen Reid (Music MFA 11) on Monday was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for music for "p r i s m," "a bold new operatic work that uses sophisticated vocal writing and striking instrumental timbres to confront difficult subject matter: the effects of sexual and emotional abuse."
CalArts Alum Ellen Reid Wins 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Music
The Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center is proud to announce the opening of the new SCV Senior Center in Canyon Country and its dedication in a public ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, April 24 at 10 a.m.
April 24: New SCV Senior Center Dedication Day
The Master's University men's golf team fired a collective 13-over in the second round of the Golden State Athletic Conference Championship on Tuesday, moving up two spots and trailing only Ottawa University of Arizona.
Mustang Golf Moves Into Enviable Position at GSAC Championship
College of the Canyons finished a stroke behind tourney winner Santa Barbara City College to see its conference tournament win streak halted at five during the Western State Conference event played at San Dimas Canyon Golf Course on Monday.
Cougars Men’s Golfers Finish Second at WSC No. 8 in San Dimas
College of the Canyons' doubles team of Una Stanisavljevic and Seleste Sakato finished runner-up at the Western State Conference Doubles Championships after a tough loss in Friday's championship match.
Lady Cougars Doubles Duo Finishes Runner-Up At WSC Championships
With a goal of lowering prescription drug costs, Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday they will join a new state program that allows the county to bargain directly with drug companies.
LA County Joins California Bulk Drug-Buying Program
The SCV Man & Woman of the Year winners will be announced at the 54th annual Recognition Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Valencia on Friday, May 3, starting at 6 p.m.
May 3: SCV Man & Woman of the Year Awards Dinner
A tentative agreement between Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and its registered nurses has been made after an emergency meeting was held Tuesday night.
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital, Nurses Reach Tentative Agreement
The city of Santa Clarita has been recognized by the California Internship & Work Experience Association as a 2019 Employer of the Year, an award bestowed upon employers that model exemplary internship and work experience programs.
Santa Clarita Wins Award for College Intern, Work Experience Programs
The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce will host its first "Pop-Up Biz Expo," a new concept to help SCV businesses promote their products and services, on the California Institute of the Arts campus in Valencia on Wednesday, June 19, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
June 19: SCV Chamber to Open First Pop-Up Expo for SCV Businesses
During a recent four-day trip to Seattle, 12 video production students from Castaic Middle School were part of a group that garnered four awards at the 2019 Student Television Network Awards.
Castaic Middle School Video Production Students Win National Awards
Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl on Tuesday recommended creating a permanent Youth Advisory Body to give young people a voice in the creation and implementation of county policy matters that impact them.
Supes Propose LA County Youth Advisory Body
The JetHawks were unable to extend their winning streak to seven Monday, losing to Inland Empire, 7-1, at The Hangar.
JetHawks’ Win Streak Comes to an End Tuesday
The California Air Resources Board Wednesday announced a settlement with Fiat Powertrain Technologies Industrial S.p.A for emissions-related violations affecting nearly 2,000 on-road and off-road diesel engines.
Fiat Pays California $6.4M Penalty for Diesel Emissions Violations
Just before a Whittier man was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for three counts of vehicular manslaughter, the father of one of those victims had a chance to describe the three years of pain he has endured.
Grieving Father Forgives Man Who KIlled His Daughter
The Boys & Girls Club of Santa Clarita Valley will host its 48th annual auction and fundraiser on Saturday, June 2, at the Hyatt Regency Valencia, with doors opening at 5 p.m.
June 1: 48th Annual Auction to Benefit Boys & Girls Club SCV
Santa Clarita was ranked the ninth-safest city in California by an online firm that crunched the latest crime statistics compiled by the FBI.
Santa Clarita Named 9th Safest City in California
With a May 1 deadline to submit state budget revisions rapidly approaching, California Governor Gavin Newsom promised Southern California officials and health service providers Tuesday that the state could financially back their efforts to tackle homelessness.
Newsom Vows Relief for Homeless Californians
The California High-Speed Rail Authority indicated Tuesday it is likely to recommend approval of interim rail service connecting Central Valley cities before expanding the service to Los Angeles and San Francisco as funding becomes available.
California Bullet-Train Agency Eyes Central Valley-Only Service, for Now
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger to offer a $20,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and/or conviction of the suspect(s) responsible for the heinous murder of Chyong Jen Tsai, a 76-year-old Arcadia woman.
County Offers $20K Reward in Arcadia Homicide Investigation
Investigators with the medical examiner’s office have identified the pedestrian killed Friday near a Highway 14 off-ramp as a homeless man, 61-year-old Gerald David Fruichantie.
Coroner ID’s Pedestrian Killed on Highway 14 Friday as Homeless Man
Southern California Gas Co. officials responded to questions raised by the Santa Clarita City Council about a violation notice of the Clean Water Act the utility received during work in Placerita Canyon.
SoCal Gas Responds to City’s Questions on Placerita Creek Pipeline Work
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The California Enterprise Development Authority will hold a teleconference meeting Thursday, April 18, at 10:30 a.m.
April 18: California Enterprise Development Authority Teleconference Meeting
MESA, Ariz. – The University of Antelope Valley Pioneers completed a three-game sweep of the No. 16-ranked Redhawks of the University of Benedictine at Mesa Saturday to retake the top position in the Cal Pac standings, with a narrow 7-6 win in game one, and a victory in game two, 10-7.
Pioneers Retake 1st Place with Sweep of 16th-Ranked Redhawks
The Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District will hold its regular meeting Wednesday, April 17, at 7:00 p.m. (with a closed session at 5:30 p.m).
April 17: Hart District’s Governing Board Regular Meeting
Le Chene French Cuisine, local favorite restaurant along Sierra Highway, has announced several events held in their gardens and banquet room this summer.
Le Chene Announces 2019 Summer Events
Trail users in Santa Clarita will now be easier to find during emergencies – even in the City’s vast open space hiking areas – thanks to a new Emergency Locating System recently launched by the city of Santa Clarita.
City Launches Emergency Locating System in Santa Clarita Trails
Dr. John Stead has been appointed Interim President at The Master’s University which will take effect June 28 when Dr. John MacArthur assumes the role of Chancellor.
TMU Appoints Dr. John Stead Interim President
A Special Meeting of the Water Resources and Watershed Committee, originally scheduled for May 8, will now take place on Monday, May 13.
May 13: SCV Water Resources & Watershed Committee Special Meeting
On Friday, May 3, at 7:00 p.m., GO Jazz is going "On the Road" to Canyon High School for their Spring Concert.
May 3: GO Jazz Spring Concert at Canyon High School
CULVER CITY — College of the Canyons has run its current win streak to five games after returning home from Monday's game at West L.A. College armed with a 2-0 non-conference victory.
Cougars Continue Winning Streak with Shutout of West LA