(National School Bus Safety Week)…It is this week

. The California Highway Patrol is promoting the special week in California. The CHP says riding a school bus is the safest way for children to travel to and from school. The Highway Patrol says they are using the week to increase awareness about school bus safety to motorists, parents, teachers and students. CHP Commissioner Warren Stanley says the CHP’s oversight of school bus safety and enforcement is something they take very seriously each day. Stanley said the public can join the Highway Patrol in their efforts to help keep children safe by being alert when approaching school buses and bus stops. The CHP inspects more than 20,000 school buses each year. They say California has not had a pupil passenger fatality since 1995.