SCHOOL BUS SAFETY
IN THE SCHOOLS
School buses are the safest way to get children to and from school.
Tips for Students:
Tips for Drivers:
- 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.
- 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.