In Houston County, 235 school buses are on the road on a typical day.
There are seven mirrors on a school bus, each hitting a different angle to ensure all sides are covered.
"We teach our drivers to look into those mirrors, how to move around, how to look at all points in the mirror and if ever in doubt, get up and make sure you put that brake on and get on out of that seat and look," says head driver trainer Nancy Bernard.
Besides checking out blind spots, there's a safety arm that sweeps the front of the bus when it stops, gently nudging children out of the way.
"It's been stressed over and over to me that what you can see might not be enough," says driver trainee Felix St. Peter.
That's one of many lessons bus drivers learn before they get behind the wheel.