School Safety Tips

Riding the Bus

  • Have a safe place to wait for your bus, away from the street and traffic.
  • Stay clear of the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to board.
  • When exiting the bus, take ten big steps straight out from the bus to gain some distance.
  • Use hand rails when boarding and unloading.
  • Be aware of the street traffic around you at all times.

Walking and Biking to School

  • Pay attention to the crossing guard at all times and never cross against a green light.
  • Walk your bike through intersections.
  • Walk with a buddy.
  • Never assume traffic sees you.

Riding in a Car

  • Yes...most accidents really do happen close to home.
  • Safety belts are the best protection for passengers in a crash.
  • Safety belts and car seats need to be secured properly to work.
  • Tell your parents if you feel uncomfortable about someone's driving ability.