DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - School bus drivers in Dougherty County are constantly being monitored to make sure your children stay safe.
That's according to the transportation director.
He said all new drivers go through a series of check points to make sure they have a clean background.
That process includes a background and motor vehicle report check.
Once hired, the transportation director checks again at least two times throughout the year.
Drivers also go through driving and safety training each year.
"From the time that they start driving to the time they pick up the students in the morning and afternoon, it is imperative that we have the safest drivers on the road," said Kenneth Williams, DCSS Transportation Director.
When it comes to seatbelts, the director said he just listens to the direction of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Right now, seatbelts are only used with the exceptional students and pre-k students.