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Thomas Built Buses Promotes School Bus Safety

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HIGH POINT, N.C. – July 27, 2017 – With the back-to-school season in full swing, Thomas Built Buses, the leading manufacturer of school buses, has launched a back to school – school bus safety campaign. The campaign features a fun video and downloadable safety instructions for parents and teachers to share with students. 

“School buses are the safest way to get to and from school.  In fact, riding a school bus is 13 times safer than riding in the family vehicle. But, unfortunately, accidents involving school buses still happen, many of them occurring while students are getting on or off a bus,” said Caley Edgerly, president and CEO of Thomas Built Buses.  “School bus safety is a very serious issue that is extremely important to us.  Since most school bus related accidents happen OUTSIDE the bus, we found it imperative to educate students on how to be safe in and around a school bus.”
 The safety campaign features a video with a humorous dialogue between a bus driver, a teacher and students on school bus rules, a conversation envisioned by children but acted out by adults. 

After watching the video, parents and teachers are encouraged to visit https://thomasbuiltbuses.com/school-bus-safety/ for a complete list of school bus safety rules to discuss with their children.  

“At the end of the day, we want to be sure children across the country get to and from school safely,” continued Edgerly. “Our hope is that we can help parents and teachers engage in dialogue with children as they discuss the importance of being safe on and around a school bus.” 

About Thomas Built Buses

Founded in 1916, Thomas Built Buses is a leading manufacturer of school buses in North America. Since the first Thomas Built bus rolled off the assembly line, the company has been committed to delivering the smartest and most innovative buses in North America. Learn more at https://thomasbuiltbuses.com or at http://www.facebook.com/thomasbuiltbuses.

Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, N.C., is a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America LLC, the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America and a leading manufacturer of class 4-8 vehicles. Daimler Trucks North America produces and markets commercial vehicles under the Freightliner, Western Star and Thomas Built Buses nameplates. Daimler Trucks North America is a Daimler company.

 

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