Back to School Safety Series
Part Two: Top Five Tips for "Bus Riders"
Big yellow busses, with their trademark black lettering on the sides, have been on the roads, shuttling children back and forth from school, for decades. Still today, school busses are a very popular mode of transportation employed by public and private school systems across the United States. They are an affordable, convenient solution for families that also cuts down on both school drop-off traffic and the amount of exhaust emissions from personal vehicles.
So, for part two of our Back-to-School Safety Series, we're giving you the top five tips for keeping your children safe while riding on the school bus.
1. Help your child get to the bus stop with plenty of time to spare before the designated pick-up time. Avoiding a rushed atmosphere will help prevent distraction and ensure that your child has time to be aware of their surroundings.
2. Encourage your child to always practice bus stop safety. Discourage horseplay at the bus stop and remind your child to stay a safe distance away from the road while they are waiting. Cell phones and mobile devices can be very distracting, so make sure if your child has one that there are guidelines for when and how they can use them.