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SAFETY TIPS FOR STUDENTS > AT THE BUS STOP

  • WALK.  Do not run to your bus stop.
  • Get to your bus stop 5 minutes early.  And never chase or approach the bus white it's moving, even if you're a dog.
  • Don't play around at the bus stop.  Pay attention to your surroundings.  Listening to music or playing video games can distract you from watching for traffic. 
  • Stay out of the street while waiting for the bus.
  • Sty at least 10 giant steps from a moving school bus, so the bus driver can see you.
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before you move toward it to get on.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Get in a single file line to board the bus.  No pushing. 
  • Stay away from the bus wheels at all times.  The driver cannot see you there. 
  • Items with straps and strings, like hoodies and book bags, can get stuck on the handrail or in the door as you get on or off the bus.
  • If you must cross the street, first wait for your driver's signal that it's safe to cross.  Second, always cross in front of the bus where the driver can see you. NEVER, ever cross behind the bus.
  • If you drop something outside of the bus, tell the driver.  When they give you the safe sign, pick it up.
  • Watch out for other traffic when walking to and from the bus stop.

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