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School Bus Safety

  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes prior to scheduled stop time.
  • Go directly to the bus stop and directly home at the end of your bus ride
  • Plan and use the safest route with the fewest streets to cross getting to and from your bus stop
  • Never run to a bus, always walk and remain at least 12 feet away on your approach until the driver identifies you, stops, and open the doors to the bus
  • Stand at least 12 feet away from your school bus when it stops to load passengers
  • The bus driver may not see you if you are standing closer than 12 feet to the bus. Stay out of the danger zone!
  • Wait until the bus stops and the door opens before approaching the bus.
  • Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and book bags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus
  • The Danger zone is 12 feet all around the bus. If you can't see the driver, the driver can't see you. Stay back until the bus stops.
  • Students shall inform the driver when needing to cross the street in which the school bus is traveling.
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