Bus Safety Tips For Students

At the Bus Stop:

  • Be on time to the bus stop.
  • Be at your bus stop at least five minutes early.
  • Stand back from the curb.
  • Stand in a safe place while waiting for your bus.
  • Look for the bus driver's signal to cross.
  • Look both ways after the driver's signal for traffic, then cross.

Danger Zone

  • Stay at least 10 feet from the bus at all times.
  • Never walk behind or along the sides of the bus.
  • Yelling to other students outside the bus brings them into the danger zone.

If you drop anything by the bus, tell the driver.

  • Never try to pick up or reach under the bus for an item you dropped.

On the Bus: Rules

  • Never run to or from a bus.
  • Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop.
  • Walk on and off the bus.
  • Do not push or shove.
  • Do not throw items out the bus windows.
  • Do not put hands, arms, etc. out the bus windows.
  • Never ride with things in your mouth or hands.

Keep all food, pens, toys, etc. in your book bag.

  • Aisles should be kept clear of book bags, music instruments, etc.
  • Be aware of clothing/book bags that may catch on the bus when entering or leaving.

Bus Etiquette

  • Stay in your seat at all times.
  • Your back should be touching the seat back with your book bag on your lap.
  • Don't distract your driver.
  • Talk softly on the bus.
  • Yelling, shouting and moving are unsafe for you and the driver.
  • Please obey the driver's directions for your safety.

Respect yourself and others