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Posted on August 24, 2013 at 8:14 PM by Jeffrey Rudinski
Parents play an important role in reinforcing school bus safety, by knowing the rules and talking to their children about them.
Students riding a school bus should always:
Stand at least 5 giant steps (10 feet) away from the edge of the road.
* Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says it's okay before stepping onto the bus.
Crossing students should:
Things KIDS should know about school bus safety:
Things PARENTS should know about school bus safety:
Young children are most likely to be struck because they:
Additional safety rules:
These are all distractions to the driver and can lead to potentially dangerous situations.
These are also great reminders when riding in your own vehicle or in car pools. Kids need to be aware that distracting the driver can be dangerous. Make sure you lead by example and focus your attention on driving yourself by not texting, answering calls, eating, etc. Make sure you pull over to do these things so that you are fully committed to the act of driving and your children learn just by seeing your actions.
Have a great School Year!
SRO-Education Jeff Rudinski (Wilbraham Middle School)
SRO Dan Menard