The start of school means the big yellow buses will be back on the road. Roanoke County has put up two billboards reminding drivers to give school buses room.
Danny Turman drives a school bus in Roanoke County. It's his fifth year behind the wheel.
He says too many drivers don't pay attention to the buses on the road. Drivers will often speed up to pass him when he's preparing to stop the bus and some don't stop at all when kids are getting off.
Another problem is cars following too close.
That's why Roanoke County schools put up a billboard on Peter's Creek Road asking drivers to "give 'em space'".
"That's really the bottom line is that we really want to take care of the children that we're given the responsibility for, get them to school and get them home," says Turman.
There were eight accidents involving school buses and cars in the second half of the last school year in Roanoke County.
Six out of the 8 accidents were caused by a driver following too close behind a bus and rear ending it.
The Roanoke County school system has 154 school buses. The buses travel an average of 1.8 million miles every year.