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Written by Dr. Niru Prasad   
School Bus Safety Tips  
By: Dr. Niru Prasad, M.D., F.A.A.P., F.A.C.E.P.
            
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY TIPS

                                   
During the spring and summer months, there is more traffic on the roads since 

people are walking, jogging or riding on bicycles or motorcycles.

    
Children, while riding school buses to andfrom school, should follow these 

safety precaution tips to avoid themselves getting involved with accidents.

    
1.  While walking to the bus stop, a young child should be accompanied by an adult.

2.  Children should always walk on the sidewalk if there is one.

3.  Older children should walk in groups.

4.  Always cross the street at traffic lights.

          
    WHILE WAITING AT THE BUS STOP:

1. Children should not get involved with fighting or playing running games or pushing around.
2. Children should stand six feet from the road while waiting for the bus.

          
    WHILE RIDING ON THE BUS:

    
1.  Stay seated.

2.  Use seat belts if available.

3.  Keep your arms, hands and head inside the windows.

4.  Talk quietly and don't get involved with fights since this might distract the bus driver.

         
    WHILE GETTING ON AND OFF THE BUS:

    
1. Make a single line to get in the bus.
2. When crossing the road in front of the bus, make sure the driver can see you.

3. If you drop something on the road, DON'T try to run back to pick it up since you might get hurt if the driver doesn't see you.

         
    Here are some more guidelines to follow:

    
1. While your children ride the school bus, dress your children in bright colors so they are easily seen.

2. Make sure your child leaves for the bus on time since running to the bus stop can be dangerous.

3. Have your child us a backpack or school bag to avoid dropping things.

4. If your children ride a bike to school, make sure they know where to park and they should always wear helmets.