With the start of school today, it's a good time to think about school bus safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),school buses are the safest way for kids to get to school (nearly 8 times safer than passenger vehicles), but there are still dangers for children, especially when gettingon or off the bus.
The NHTSA has the following tips to help parents teach their kids how to be safe around buses:
● When getting on the bus, stay away from the danger zone and wait for the driver's signal. Board the bus one at a time.
● When getting off the bus, look before stepping off the bus to be sure no cars are passing on the shoulder (side of the road). Move away from the bus.
● Before crossing the street, take five "giant steps" out from the front of the bus, or until the driver's face can be seen (A). Wait for the driver to signal that it's safe to cross.
● Look left-right-left when coming to the edge of the bus to make sure traffic is stopped. Keep watching traffic when crossing.
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