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Bus Stop And Bus Riding Safety Tips For Parents

November 12, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Bus Stop And Bus Riding Safety Tips For Parents

With school back in session it is always good to review some basic bus stop and bus riding safety tips. This can provide parents with added peace of mind in knowing their children will be safe in all aspects of getting to and from school on a daily basis. For example, one of the simplest and easiest ways to improve overall safety with regard to getting kids to school is to simply leave early for the bus stop. Avoiding rushing can reduce the chances of an accident.

A Complete Stop

In addition, parents should instruct children to wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before moving toward or near the bus. This combined with always staying at least 10 feet away from the outside of the actual bus while it is pulling up can greatly improve safety. This also makes the bus driver’s job easier because he or she can see children better when approaching the bus stop.

Listening To The Bus Driver

Equally important with regard to bus stop safety is to teach children to refrain from playing near the street while waiting for the bus to arrive. Children should also be educated on the importance of holding onto the handrails when entering or exiting a school bus. Tripping and falling can be particularly dangerous because of the excessive height of most modern school buses today. Children should also understand the importance of listening to the bus driver and his or her directions. Respecting the bus driver and all that is said can go a long way in increasing safety.

Wait For The Bus Driver To Give Them The Signal That It Is Okay To Cross

Other common safety precautions parents should take time to impart upon children is to always stay away from school bus wheels. This is important because the driver simply cannot see children who are in this particular blind spot. Parents should also consider picking up children at the bus stop in such a way that children are not required to cross the street once exiting the bus. In situations where it is absolutely necessary for children to cross the street they should wait for the bus driver to give them the signal that it is okay to cross. Contact Hastings & Hastings today for focused Phoenix personal injury attorney assistance and services.