The 2020 school year has begun!
There will be many challenges for students and parents getting to school before the bell rings. Children will be walking, parents driving, school transportation, and sharing the road with other vehicles, regardless of how we go to school we all need to arrive safely.
School days will bring more congestion onto the roadways. If your child is riding the bus to school, teach them the school bus safety rules and practice with them.
- Go to the bus stop with your child to teach them the proper way to get on and off the bus
- Teach your children to stand six feet (or three giant steps) from the curb
- Teach your children the proper way to cross the street in safety zones
- Always be seen by oncoming traffic
School buses are the safest vehicle on the road. Buses are protected by law, highly visible and include safety features such as flashing lights, large mirrors and stop-sign arms. Buses are illegal to pass while a bus is picking up or dropping off students. There are many regulations and safety measures to ensure our children safety, The National Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA) https://www.nhtsa.gov/road-safety/school-bus-safety has more information on School Bus Safety Rules and Regulations.
Remember while driving behind a school bus there are children on that bus, be cautious and think as if one of those kids belonged to you.