School Bus Safety Tips

  • Tips for a Safe Ride:
    School buses are the safest way for students to travel. Nearly two-thirds of school bus-related fatalities of school-age children occur outside of the school bus. Children need to do their part to stay safe both in and around school buses. The American School Bus Council offers the following tips.

    At the Bus Stop:
    Arrive early at the bus stop – at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive; Stand 6 feet (or three giant steps) away from the curb while waiting for the bus;

    Supervise young children; Around the Bus

    Cross in front of the bus – at least 10 feet (or five giant steps) – and make eye contact with the driver before crossing; Never walk behind the bus; If you drop something near the bus, do not pick it up; tell the bus driver instead

    Getting On/Off the Bus:

    Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus or standing up on the bus; Use the handrail; Secure any loose or hanging objects like straps on a backpack or drawstrings on a hood

How to ride a bus: A bus safety video