Simpson County Schools are implementing the wearing of safety vest for kindergartner and preschool age bus riders. Children this young tend to need extra supervision while getting off the bus. The safety vests will make them more visible to drivers if they linger crossing the street. The safety vest implementation came after a child in a nearby county was hit by a car after getting off the bus and crossing the street.
Wise Owl Safety Takeaways:
- Preschool and kindergarten students in Simpson county are required to wear reflective safety vests on school buses.
- The students are more visible so drivers and other traffic can see them.
- If students forget to wear them to school, they will be provided with one for the ride home.
“Since the start of the school year, Simpson County’s youngest students have been much harder to miss in bright reflective safety vests.”