Back to School Safety

August 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm Leave a comment

August is the month many children start heading back to school from their summer vacations. For 23 million of these children, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus.

The greatest risk for these students is when they are approaching or leaving the bus. Drivers can follow the below tips to help make the trip safer.

  • When backing out of your driveway, watch out for children who may be on bicycles or running.
  • Drive slowly in neighborhoods with school zones and be sure to watch out for kids who may not be using crosswalks.
  • Watch for children playing and congregating near bus stops.
  • Be alert. Children arriving late for the bus may dart into the street without looking for traffic.
  • Learn and obey the school bus laws in your state.
  • Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
  • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or off. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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