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13Apr2016

Importance of School Bus Safety Tips

"Safety does not come with lucky. It has to be prepared”

 

For most students, a normal school day starts and ends with a school bus trip. It is beneficial to parents as they may not be able to escort their to and from school daily. In fact, school buses are the safest means of transportation for school students. But there are some safety concerns involved.

 

For school buses to continue being safe, it is essential to know bus safety rules and school bus safety tips for drivers, parents and students.

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Here are some school bus safety tips:

 

School bus safety tips for drivers:

  • Look out for children walking or bicycling to school while entering or leaving a garage

  • Use the horn as an extra precaution

  • Watch out for young people who never cares about speeding and safety

  • Try to slow down, especially when a child is walking near the bus

  • Always be alert, which can subsequently reduce the number of accidents

School bus safety tips for children:

  • Reach the bus stop earlier than the scheduled time of the school bus

  • When the bus come near us, stand at least 6 feet away from the curb and line up should not extend to roads as well

  • Wait for the bus to stop, open the door and driver assures that it is safe to get on the bus and if, by chance something drops to the ground tell the driver about it

  • While crossing in front of the bus:

a. Make sure that you are at least 10 feet away from the bus

b. Make sure that you can see the bus and the driver can see you

  • Use handrails to avoid falling and also make sure that coats don't get caught in handrails or doors

  • Never walk behind the bus. If you have to cross the road, do it only when the bus is stopped and has lights flashing

  • Walk at least 3 feet away from the sides of the bus

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School bus safety tips for parents

  • Teach safety rules to children

  • Familiarize yourself with school bus drivers

  • Assure that students do not go to bus stops without adult supervision

  • Make sure that children know the bus number and the time at which school bus is scheduled to arrive

  • Make sure that the child arrives the bus stop early

School bus laws

  1. Yellow flashing lights show that the school bus is stopping for the purpose of loading or unloading children. By seeing this indication, motorist should slow down and stop their vehicles.

  2. Red flashing lights and extended arms indicates that the bus has stopped and children are getting on or off the bus. By seeing this indication, motorists stop their vehicles as the red lights stop flashing and extended sign is withdrawn.

Remembering these safety rules will help to have a safe, secure and fun trip to school and way back to home on the school bus. Reinforcing school safety tips and teaching the importance of the rule is an important part in protecting the children from accidents and injuries.

 

All the above tips helps to make the school bus trip safe as well as secure. This indeed reduces the unwanted fear, anxiety and tension of both parents and school authorities.

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