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SCHOOL BUS SAFETY TIPS

Information courtesy of the American Red Cross and AAA of Michigan

Advice for kids to stay safe:

  • Line up facing the school bus door-not along the side of the school bus.
  • Don’t play in the street while waiting for the school bus.
  • Carry your belongings in a backpack or book bag.
  • Never reach under a school bus to get anything that has rolled or fallen underneath.
  • After getting off the school bus, move immediately onto the sidewalk or road shoulder out of traffic.
  • Wait for a signal from the bus driver before you cross the street. Walk at least 10 steps away from the front of the bus so the driver can see you.
  • Never cross the street behind the school bus.
  • Listen to and obey the school bus driver at all times.
  • Sit quietly in the seat and speak quietly with other children.

School Bus Safety advice for Motorists:

  • When the yellow lights on the school bus are blinking low, you may pass the bus but please go slow.
  • When the yellow lights are flashing on top, please be prepared to stop.
  • When red lights are flashing, stop at least 20 feet from the school bus and remain stopped until the red lights stop flashing.
  • Obey the posted speed limits in residential and school zones.