NEAR MISS: Log Truck and School Bus Safety

Safety Alert Type: 
Nazko Highway (Cariboo Region)
Date of Incident / Close Call: 
Company Name: 
BC Forest Safety Council
Details of Incident / Close Call: 

There have been several incidents reported by school bus drivers where log trucks have passed school buses with lights flashing and stop signs out.

These incidents have fortunately been near misses to date, as the school bus drivers were able to keep the children in the bus when these incidents occurred.

We are all cognizant that a near miss is an opportunity to identify causes and prevent a more serious incident from occurring.

Remember! It is illegal to pass a school bus when its lights are flashing and the stop sign is out.

Learnings and Suggestions: 


  • Plan ahead: Be aware and take note of the bus stops along your route. Observe the time of day when school buses are operating (7:00am-9:00am and 3:00pm-5:00pm)
  • Be prepared to accommodate (buses or other traffic)
  • Drive according to conditions
  • Under no circumstances is it ever ok to pass a school bus when its lights are flashing and stop sign is out.


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