Safety Tips for Children, Student Riders, and Parents

Parents: You should discuss transportation conduct and safety rules with your children and share the safety tips below. 

· Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus arrives. 

· When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the curb and wait away from the street. 

· Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's okay before stepping onto the bus. 

· If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk on the sidewalk or along the side of the road to a point at least five giant steps (ten feet) ahead of the bus before you cross. Be sure that the driver can see you, and you can see the bus driver. 

· Use the handrails to avoid falling. Be careful that clothes with drawstrings and bags with straps are not caught in the handrails or doors. 

· Never walk behind the bus. 

· After you get off the bus, walk at least three giant steps away from the side of the bus. 

· If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you. 

· Students can only embark or disembark at their designated stop. 

Important Safety Tips for Children to Learn and Remember  

· Check before you step. 

· I see the driver. The driver sees me. 

· Wait for the driver's signal to cross. 

· Look left, right, and left again. 

· Use a backpack or book bag to avoid dropping things. 

· Horn means danger.