Fact Sheet: School Bus Safety
Safety tips for students:
Be alert to traffic. Check both ways for cars before stepping off the bus.
Make eye contact with the bus driver, and wait for his/her signal before crossing the street.
Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus to cross the street
While waiting for the bus, stay in a safe place away from the street.
Before leaving the sidewalk, look for the flashing red lights.
Never go near or under the bus to retrieve something you've dropped.
Safety tips for parents:
Have your child ride the school bus to and from school instead of driving or riding with teenage passengers.
Review the safety tips with your child regularly.
Get to know the parents of the other riders. You will learn about the other children who are riding along with your child.
Team up with other parents to get involved and monitor bus stops and bus routes. Voice concerns immediately to your school district.
Get to your school's transportation coordinator and your child's bus driver. He or she is a trained professional who sees your child every day.
Keep phone numbers handy in case the bus is delayed or in the event of an emergency.