AISD officials reminds public to practice safe driving in school zones

AISD school officials and law enforcement buckled up and hitched a ride on one AISD’s newest school buses Thursday.

The ride was certainly a throwback for superintendent Paul Cruz and Police Chief Brian Manley.

"It sure was fun riding on a school bus again but I don't remember them being that nice. The one's I rode on didn't have air conditioners or things like that," Chief Manley said. "How long have we said click it or ticket how long have we've known that seatbelts save lives and so the fact that we are now getting these on to our school buses. I think it's important and it's going to enhance the safety of our community."

The district has acquired 50 new school buses with safety features including cameras inside and outside the vehicles.

AISD Executive Director of Transportation Kris Hafezizadeh said AISD police has issued more than 30,000 tickets to drivers failing to stop for a school bus in the past two years and continue to see an increase.

"The number of violations is high and we want that to reduce one positive thing is that the number of repeated violators is very minimal,” Hafezizadeh said. "Just take a few seconds be cautious and help us to keep our students safe."

Up Next:

  • Popular

  • Recent


FOX 7 News streams at the following times (all times Central):


Monday - Friday

4:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

9 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


6 a.m. - 8 a.m.

5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.


Schedule subject to change in the event of network sports coverage.

We also stream press conferences and other breaking news coverage from time to time. When we are not in a live newscast, you will see replays of the most recent broadcast.

To enter full screen Mode click the button.

For closed captioning, click on the button while in full screen mode.

Desktop/tablet users: To choose the stream's video quality, click on the button (while in full screen mode) and choose from 432p or 270p.

Mobile users:The video quality default is to your phone's settings.

Please allow time for buffering. If the stream stalls, refresh your browser. Thanks for watching

Stories You May Be Interested In - Includes Advertiser Stories