School Bus Safety
Some children will be starting school for the first time
this Fall. Some will be riding school buses for the first time.
Make sure you take time to teach you child some basic school bus
safety rules. It is far better he learns school bus safety from
you rather than another child on the bus. By teaching your
children some safety tips, you can help reduce the risk of
injury to your children if they ride a bus to school.
Make sure your children are at the bus stop at least 5
minutes before the bus arrives. Instruct them to stay out of the
street and avoid horseplay. I feel no grade school aged children
should be left at a school bus stop without at least one adult
Always pick up your child on the same side
of the street as the school bus loading zone.
your child to cross the street at least 10 feet in front of the
bus. She might be able to see the driver, but the driver won't
see her if she is too close to the front of the bus.
Children need to remain seated at all times while on the
bus. Keep hands and arms inside the bus and not hanging out of
the windows. Stay out of the aisles.
anything that unnecessarily distracts the driver; shouting,
throwing objects, being disruptive.
Make sure the
bus is completely stopped before getting on or off. Walk in a
single file line and use handrails when getting on and offthe