National School Bus Safety Week Kicks Off on Oct. 19th

From October 19th through the 23rd is National School Bus Safety Week (NSBSW), a campaign dedicated to promoting school bus safety. Sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT), NSBSW encourages children to get involved, learn about or brush up on school bus safety practices and even participate in a national poster contest to depict this year’s theme, which is Be Smart – Be Seen, I wait in a safe place!

To support this effort and help reduce the risks of bus accidents that can harm children, below are some essential school bus safety tips to share with children and make sure they follow moving forward.

7 School Bus Safety Tips for Students

  1. For the upcoming National School Bus Safety Week, here are some essential bus safety tips for kids, a St Louis auto accident attorney explains.

    For the upcoming National School Bus Safety Week, here are some essential bus safety tips for kids, a St Louis auto accident attorney explains.

    When waiting for the school bus, wait in a place that is at least 10 feet – or 5 really big steps – away from where the bus typically stops. Practice taking 5 big steps so you know how far this distance is.

  2. Never cross the street behind the bus.
  3. When crossing the street in front of the bus, make sure that you only proceed when you are sure that the driver has seen you (because you have made eye contact with him or her).
  4. Also, before crossing the street, make sure to look left, right and left again to make sure there is no other oncoming traffic.
  5. Never try to cross the street if the bus is still moving and/or if the driver has not yet activated the red lights/stop sign.
  6. If you drop something near or around the school bus, never try to pick it up, and never reach or crawl beneath the bus to try to get it. Instead, tell the driver, and follow his or her instructions regarding what to do next to retrieve the item.
  7. When exiting a bus, be sure to look left, right and left again for passing cars (because some aggressive drivers will not want to wait and will try to pass the bus even when the flashing red lights have been activated).

We encourage you to share these safety tips with your children and community to help everyone do their best to stay safe and minimize the risk of school bus/pedestrian accidents.

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