School Bus And Car Safety Tips For Kids

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 should be given top priority by every school authorities. Roughly, there are about twenty five million children or more transported to school buses in the country today. 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. The following are rules to teach children to follow:

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

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

School bus safety for kids is something which cannot be ignored. The safety of their child is the first thing that comes to a parent’s mind, especially when entrusting child care to someone else. This is the case of thousands of children in the school bus. Hence it is essential to assure student safety.

Students can protect themselves by closely following safety rules and careful observation. There’s always a chance for improvement in the case of assuring safety. All the above twenty five tips help to keep school children more safe and pleasant. They will start to enjoy the school bus trip with increased safety.

Safety for kids in a car: Below is an illustrative video for children explaining vehicle safety. It’s important to play this video to children for proper understanding of car safety.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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