School Bus Safety Week: Tips for Safer Travel | DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog
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October 22 – 26 is School Bus Safety Week. We have previously covered school bus safety on the DC Metro Area Personal Injury Law Blog, but this annual safety event is a good opportunity to remind readers that a school bus is no playground. Following are some helpful general safety tips for kids who commute by school bus, courtesy of the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT):
“Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early.
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.
Be careful that clothing with drawstrings and bookbags with straps or dangling objects do not get caught in the handrail or door when exiting the bus.
Check both ways for cars before stepping off the bus.”
Students who are crossing the street to board or exit a school bus should:
“Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus.
Walk on the sidewalk or along the side of the road to a point at least 10 giant steps ahead of the bus.
Be sure the bus driver can see them, and they can see the bus driver.
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