Safety Tips

  • Getting Ready for School

    • Have your child put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag.
    • Have your child brightly dressed and easy to see.
    • Arrive at the bus stop five (5) minutes before the scheduled pickup.

    Walking to the Bus Stop

    • Walk young children to the bus stop and have older children walk in groups.
    • Walk on the sidewalk or safe walking path.  When there is no sidewalk and you have to walk on the road, be sure to walk facing traffic.
    • When crossing a street, look left, right, and left again. Walk across a street. Do not run.
    • Cross streets at corners and use crosswalks whenever possible.
    • Be careful around parked cars.  Driver’s coming down the street cannot see you.
    • Listen for the sound of car motors, sirens and horns before stepping into the street.

    Waiting at the Bus Stop

    • Have your child wait calmly at the bus stop.  Playing, pushing, shoving and running are dangerous near roadways and traffic.
    • Have your child stand at least ten (10) feet from the road while waiting for the bus.

    Getting On and Off the Bus

    • Have your child always cross in front of the bus, never behind.
    • Teach children to wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the red stop lights are activated, and the driver signals it is safe to cross.
    • Remind children to remain alert to other drivers when entering and exiting the bus.