National School Bus Safety Week

Monday, October 19, 2020 to Friday, October 23, 2020

Let's focus on the importance of school bus safety together during National School Bus Safety Week.  Follow these practices to make school bus transportation safer.

Safety starts at the bus stop

  • Walk on the sidewalk
  • Get to the bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • Be sure to wait at least six feet away from the curb.
  • The bus stop is not a place to run or play.

Get on and off safely

  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop, the door opens, and the driver says it’s okay before approaching the bus door.
  • Use the handrails to avoid falling.
  • Look right before you step off the bus.

Use caution around the bus

  • Never walk behind a school bus.
  • If you must cross the street in front of the bus, do so at least 10 feet in front of the bus.
  • Make eye contact with the bus driver before crossing in front of the bus to make sure they can see you.
  • If you drop something near the school bus, tell the bus driver right away. Do not try to pick up the item because the driver might not be able to see you.

Behave on the bus

  • Don't distract the driver.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window.
  • Keep aisles clear of books and bags.
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat.
  • Follow your bus driver's rules.

A photo of a bus