If you live in Gwinnett or Cobb Counties and you can drive a bus, you could easily land a job right now. Both counties and several other districts in the Atlanta metro area are looking for school bus drivers. There’s a large shortage of drivers, and that puts pressure on school districts before the year starts to fill the positions.
Back to school time is a dangerous time for drivers. Rush hour traffic patterns change due to all the buses on the road. And yes, there may be new bus drivers going on their routes for the first time. With a lack of drivers, that could raise the risk of long and complicated bus routes to get all the students to and from school. Always give school buses the right of way and never try passing one when it is stopped.
Some districts are installing cameras on their buses to catch people who pass them while stopped. Passing a stopped bus puts children at risk.
If you do get hit by a school bus, stay where you are and give a report to everyone involved, tend to your injuries, then call John Foy & Associates to see if a personal injury case may be in order. Even if a driver is new, that doesn’t absolve them of their precious responsibilities to keep children safe. Call today for a free consultation.