SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
Before you leave for the bus stop
Wear bright contrasting colors so you will be
seen easier by motorist.
Leave home on time for you will not be
late for the bus.
Use a back pack or bag for your books
Walking to the Bus stop
Walk on the sidewalk if there is one
If you must walk on the street walk single
file, face traffic, and stay near the edge of the road.
Parents can go to the bus stop with younger children
and have older children walk in groups. It is easier for drivers to spot
groups of children.
Stop look left and right, then left again if
you must cross the street. Do the same thing at alleys. Watch for cars
pulling into or backing out of driveways.
At the bus stop
Do not push, shove, or run around at
the bus stop.
Stand at least ten feet from the road while
waiting for the bus. This will keep the children away from traffic.
Boarding the bus
Stay at least ten feet away from the bus
until it is time to board.
If the children must walk in front of the bus
they should cross ten feet in front of the bus, where they
can see the driver and the driver can see them.
If anything is dropped NEVER pick it up.
Instead tell the driver and follow their instructions.
If you wait for your child
after school wait on the side they exit the bus. The children may be so
excited to see you the forget their safety rules and run across the road.
On the bus
Keep the aisles clear
Stay seated for the entire trip
Never put your arms or head out of the
window, or throw anything out of the windows.
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