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Young student getting on a school bus



School buses are the safest way to get children to and from school.

Tips for Students:
  • Arrive to the bus stop at least 5 min. early.
  • Do not play or rough house at the bus stop.
  • Wait until the school bus comes to a complete stop before approaching.
  • Use handrails to safely enter and exit the bus.
  • Always stay seated with feet on floor and back against the seat.
  • Keep aisles clear in case of an emergency.
  • Never put anything out the window.
  • Speak quietly and refrain from creating distractions for the bus driver.
  • Be aware of emergency exits (window, roof hatch, back and side door) and be familiar with safe evacuation procedures in case of an emergency.
  • Wait for signal from bus driver to cross in front of bus and across traffic when necessary.
  • Always look left, right, left when crossing the road. Never rely solely on motorists who may be distracted.
Tips for Drivers:
  • Do not drive distracted and pay close attention to children waiting for the bus.
  • Yellow lights mean a bus is preparing to stop-you should too.
  • Red flashing lights mean students are boarding or exiting a school bus. Do not pass the bus!
  • When the red lights stop flashing and the stop arm is no longer extended, slowly proceed past the bus.
  • When approaching a school bus at an intersection stop as you would on a two-way road.
  • Oncoming vehicles do not need to stop when the vehicle and the school bus are separated by a physical road barrier.