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
Be on time
Always walk, Never run to or from the bus
Stand back from the curb
Wait until the bus doors open before approaching the bus
Don't push or shove
Stay in your seat
Don't yell or shout
Never crawl under a bus
Always obey the driver
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.
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.