To The Parents

We all have a responsibility when it comes to school bus safety. This page was developed to help parents teach their children about safety while riding the school bus. Not only does the parent have a responsibility to teach their children about safety but the children have a responsibility to act and behave appropriately on the bus.

Most school bus fatalities occur when children are outside the bus, and 75% of these fatalities involve children under the age of nine.

Download our Tip Sheet for Parents

Make sure your children know and follow these rules

  1. Be on time

  2. Always walk, Never run to or from the bus

  3. Stand back from the curb

  4. Wait until the bus doors open before approaching the bus

  5. Don't push or shove

  6. Stay in your seat

  7. Don't yell or shout

  8. Never crawl under a bus

  9. Always obey the driver

  10. Explain about the danger zones

Meet the Bus

Coordinate with other parents to ensure an adult is present at the bus stop every day, especially when children under the age of nine are present.

Remove Drawstrings

Clothing your children like may not always be safe. Drawstrings can catch in playground equipment, fences, school bus doors and escalators. Remove, shorten or replace drawstrings with another kind of fastener.