Keep Your Kids Safe While Riding the School Bus

Palm Springs School Bus Safety

Back to school can be a tough time for many parents who worry about the safety of their children. There is no need to fear parents, educating your child about safety ahead of time can prevent potential dangers that can happen at school. A good place to start is bus safety. Here are some bus safety tips to help you keep your child as safe as possible.

  • Make sure that your child stays out of the danger zone when waiting for the bus. Your child should keep at least 10 ft. away from all sides of the bus, preferably waiting in a cement or grass area.
  • Make sure that your child knows not to run anywhere around the bus stop area. Taking 5 large steps and making eye contact with the bus driver is the safest way to cross in front of a bus.
  • It is recommended that children arrive at the bus stop five to ten minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • When boarding the bus your child should make sure that the bus is safely stopped and wait for the driver to signal that it is a good time to board.
  • When seated in the bus your child should listen to every direction given by the bus driver and stay seated at all times while the bus is in motion.
  • Playing with emergency exits and throwing things are big no no’s in a moving bus. These are things that can distract the driver and cause potential accidents.
  • Make sure to let your child know never to talk or go with any strangers after they have arrived at the bus stop.

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