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May 11, 2018 Friday 03:46:02 PM IST

How Safe are Our Kids in School Bus?

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School bus is said to be the safest mode of transportation for students existing today. Encouraging importance of school bus safety tips to parents and kids is given top priority by every school authorities. Obviously, injuries can happen if the child is careless and hasty while getting on or off the school bus. By discussing school bus safety rules to children, parents can help to avert some of the avoidable accidents. It is essential to teach kids about various safety rules and regulations.

Here are some of the ground rules that the child must be aware of:

1. Arrive at the bus stop prior to scheduled school bus time. It is better to arrive at least 5 minutes earlier

2. Stand at least ten feet away from the edge of the road


3. Wait until the school bus stops, the door gets opened and the driver says okay to get on the bus

4. Assure yourself no objects from the bag is dangling which get caught either in the handrails or doors while entering or exiting the bus

5. Check the road for other vehicles before stepping off the bus

6. Never stand closer than 10 feet to the bus as drivers will not be able to see you. Hence, stay out of the danger zone


7. Always be alert to traffic. Look left, right and then left before crossing the road

while getting on or off the bus

8. Stay in a safe place away from the street while waiting for the bus

9. Never try to pick up things which are near or under the bus, warn the driver before picking it


10. Remember to cross the road in front of a bus rather than to cross behind the bus

11. Stay seated and sit quietly when the bus is moving

12. Wait for the driver's signal to crossing

13. Do not make loud noises that may distract the driver


14. Use the handrail when exiting the bus

15. Always stay away from the rear wheels of the bus

16. Wait until the bus to stop completely, for getting up from the seat

17. Keep the bags and other belongings out of the aisles


18. Keep head, hands and arms out of the window

19. Never wait for the bus on the road. Instead, wait on the sidewalk

20. Avoid violent or careless behavior when getting on the bus

21. Students should not carry anything that may cause injury to others


22. Do not throw objects inside the bus

23. Let the smaller children board first

24. Do not attempt to use emergency doors or exit controls without supervision or permission from drivers

25. Never fight with other students inside the school bus


Students can protect themselves by closely following safety rules and careful observation. There is always a chance for improvement in the case of assuring safety. 

(Source: trackschoolbus.com)


Is there a need of an awareness program about the safety in School buses?