As First Day of School Draws Nearer RTS Warns Drivers to be Careful
Published August 9th, 2013
GAINESVILLE- The Regional Transit System reports this is the time of year when bus accidents are the most common.
With that in mind city officials and other RTS patrons are reminding drivers to watch out for the buses.
In the past year alone RTS buses have been involved in 19 rear end accidents.
With school starting in the next few weeks the concentration of RTS and school buses on the roads will increase and so should your road awareness.
RTS Spokesperson Chip Skinner says, "We do emphasize that with increased students, increased traffic on the roadway that they have to be more cautious than they typically are."
Not only is it important to avoid distracted driving but Skinner urges people to also remember the rules of the road for buses.
According to state law drivers must yield to buses trying to re enter traffic.
**Full blown fall RTS service is set to kickoff August 19th, which is also the first week of classes for UF and Santa Fe.
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