It’s mid-August, which means the school year has arrived!
There are nearly half a million school buses in the United States transporting over 25 million children to and from school. 25 MILLION- that’s more than half of America’s school children.
It is always essential children know the most important precautions when riding the bus, but it’s just as important for parents and other adults to understand proper bus safety as well. Below we have some tips to help both adults and children stay safe!
- ALWAYS wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
- If you are opposite the bus driver, wait for the driver’s signal to cross the street.
- NEVER walk behind the bus.
- When exiting the bus, stand far enough away to be able to make eye contact with the driver and wait for his/her signal to safely cross.
- Be careful of your backpack strings getting attached or caught on anything.
- If you drop something, make sure you get the approval from your bus driver to pick it up.
- Stay in a group if you can, and always have a buddy with you at the bus stop.
- Stay alert while driving during prime pick-up and drop-off times.
- Follow the speed limit in school zones and give enough space if driving behind a school bus.
- Do not pass a school bus whose stop sign is out.
- If possible, walk with your kids to the bus stop, stay with him/her until the bus arrives, and tell him/her to stand 5 giant steps away from the curb.
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If you, or someone you know, has been the victim of a bus accident through no fault of your own, it’s always a good idea to contact an attorney who can guide you through this difficult time. There are laws that protect your rights in unfortunate situations such as this.