School Bus Safety and Your Child
Our goal is to keep children safe
while they ride to and from school on the bus. Thanks to everyone’s
efforts, our safety record is one of the best. You can help keep it
that way by reviewing the Rules of School Bus Safety with your child.
Review these rules periodically and always stress the importance of
- Leave home early enough to arrive on
time at the bus stop. Dress properly for the weather.
students are required to be at their bus stop five (5) minutes prior
to the buses’ scheduled arrival time.
- Stay away from the bus until it stops
and the driver signals you to board. Enter in a single file without
pushing or shoving.
- Take a seat right away and remain
seated facing forward. Keep your hands, arms, and head inside the
- Help keep the bus neat and clean. Keep
your books and lunch out of the aisle and away from emergency exits.
L Eating and drinking are not permitted on the bus. Keep all items
in your book bag or backpack. Don’t carry loose items on the bus.
- Be courteous to the driver and other
students. Sit quietly with your hands to your self, and never shout
or throw things. Always listen when the driver speaks.
- Get off the bus carefully. Use the
handrail when boarding or departing the bus.
- Never walk in the danger zone close to
the bus where the driver can’t see you. Remember this valuable “rule
of thumb” about the danger zone: If you can touch the bus, you are
way too close.
- Never run back to the bus even if you
dropped or forgot something.
- If you cross the road when you get off
the bus, wait for the driver’s signal and cross in front of the bus.
- Cross the street after checking both
ways for traffic.
- If something goes wrong, stay calm.
Your bus driver will tell you what to do.
- Know where the emergency doors and
windows are in case you ever have to use them.
- Remember school bus rules save lives.
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