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School Bus Safety

Follow these safety rules and
have a safe to trip to school
and on field trips!

The Danger Zone

  • If you drop anything in the DANGER ZONE, leave it. NEVER, NEVER pick it up.
  • If you must cross the road after getting off the bus, use the 10 GIANT STEPS as a guide to take you our of the DANGER ZONE at the front of the bus.
  • Watch for the drivers signal that it is safe to cross.
  • Make sure the bus driver can always see you. Always wait for his/her signals.
  • If you can touch the bus you are too close. Get out of the DANGER ZONE!
  • Getting ON the Bus

  • Always be on time with your school things put away in your packsack.
  • Never run to the bus.
  • Wait for the bus at a safe distance from the road.
  • Wait for the bus to stop before approaching it.
  • Your driver will tell you when to get on.
  • Walk up the steps, one at a time, using the handrail.
  • Never push or shove.
  • Sit facing the driver, feet in front of you.
  • Keep the aisle clear at all times.
  • Do not scream and yell on the bus.
  • Keep your hand to yourself and be kind to other children.
  • Always listen and obey your school bus driver.

    Getting OFF the Bus

  • Wait until the bus has stopped and the bus driver signals you to get up.
  • Walk down the aisle. Don't run.
  • Use the handrail.
  • Do not push or shove.
  • Walk away from the bus. Don't run.
  • Never go behind the bus.
  • Go straight home.

    CROSSING the Street

  • If you must cross the road after getting off the bus, use the 10 GIANT STEPS as a guide to take you our of the DANGER ZONE at the front of the bus.
  • Be sure you can see the driver and that the driver sees you.
  • Watch for the drivers signal that it is safe to cross.
  • Stop when you reach the edge of the bus.
  • Look and listen both ways to be sure it is safe before you cross.
  • If you drop anything in the DANGER ZONE, leave it. NEVER, NEVER stop to pick it up!
  • Walk across the street. Don't run.
  • Go right home.

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