Winter Safety

  • Walking to the Bus Stop

    • Allow extra time in the morning to get to your stop on time.
    • Wear bright clothing so the bus driver and other motorists can see you in the early morning and late evening.
    • Dress properly for the weather.  Winter clothing, hats, mittens and boots will help you keep warm.
    • Watch traffic while walking to your stop.  Vehicles may lose control in the snow and ice and you need to be aware of your surroundings.
    • Stand back from where the bus stops.  Buses need extra room to stop when there is snow and ice.

    Waiting at the Bus Stop

    • Be cautious at the bus stop.  Snow and ice accumulates under the powder and it is easy to slip and fall.
    • Don’t throw snowballs at the bus, other vehicles or people.
    • Don’t slide on the snow or ice patches in driveways or on the street.  You could accidently slide under the wheel of the bus, another car or get hurt.
    • Don’t push and shove around the bus.  Someone could fall down on the ice or fall beneath the bus.

    Entering and Exiting the Bus

    • Use the handrail when boarding or exiting the bus to prevent slipping on the wet steps.
    • Keep the windows rolled up to prevent frostbite.
    • Listen to the driver at all times as they must pay extra attention to the road conditions and other vehicles.