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School Bus Safety

Millions of children across the country take the bus back and forth to school each day. Bus drivers, educators, and parents should teach children about proper school bus safety and how to stay safe at bus stops and while crossing the street. However, oftentimes a child’s safety is ultimately the responsibility of other drivers.

Drivers should understand the dangers children face while waiting for a bus near roadways or while crossing the street, and should take the proper precautions to ensure their safety and well-being.

To help keep kids safe while they are entering, exiting, or waiting for the bus:

  • Slow down when driving near busses. School busses make frequent stops, sometimes suddenly. If you are driving too quickly or tailing the school bus closely, you may not have time to come to a complete stop and may collide with the bus, seriously injuring the children on board.
  • Always stop when the bus stops. Regardless of whether you are traveling behind the bus, beside it, or in the oncoming lane, you must stop when the bus comes to a stop so that children can safely enter or exit the bus and cross the street.
  • Drive cautiously near bus stops, even if a bus is not present. Kids may run into the street after a toy or stray papers or while playing.

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