Know What To Do. Learn where all the bus emergency exits and equipment are and how to use them. Participate in evacuation drills.
It’s Up To You. In an emergency it is up to you to stay calm. Listen to the bus driver and follow instructions carefully
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Bus Rider Safety Guide
Time for School
Don’t Miss The Bus. Leave home early enough to reach the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
Walk Safely. Walk!! Don’t run. Stay on the sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, stay as far as possible away from the traffic. Walk facing oncoming traffic. Cross the streets only at intersections or crosswalks.
Waiting for the Bus
Wait In A Safe Place. Stay at least 10 feet away from the edge of the roadway.
No Horseplay. Don’t run around or play at the bus stop. Stay out of the street while waiting for the bus. You could be hit by a car or cause an accident if a car must swerve to avoid you.
Respect Property. Don’t run across or play in people’s yards. Don’t climb on their trees, fences or walls. Stay on the sidewalk at the bus stop.
CAUTION: Watch out for snakes, dogs and wild animals.
Here Comes the Bus
Line Up. Form a line facing the direc-tion of the bus.
NO Pets Allowed. Animals, including pets on leashes, in cages, in boxes or other containers are not allowed. (Only guide, service and signal dogs are allowed)
Getting On The Bus. Stay in line until the bus comes to a com-plete stop and the front door has opened. Get on the bus in an or-derly manner and use the handrail.
Take Your Seat. Take your seat quickly, fac-ing forward and remain seated at all times. Don’t save a seat for a friend. Keep all seats open for anyone who needs to sit down.
Riding the Bus
Be Quiet. Your bus driv-er needs to concentrate on driving. Don’t distract the driver.
Stay Seated. Stay in your seat facing forward at all times.
Everything Inside. Ask the bus driver before opening the windows. Keep ALL of your body inside the bus. Don’t put or throw anything out the window.
Keep The Aisles Clear. Nothing should be in the aisle such as legs, arms, books, bags or other ob-ject that someone else could trip over.
Be Courteous. Be courteous to fel-low passengers and the driver. Always follow the driver’s instructions.
Railroad Crossing. Remain silent at all railroad crossings. The bus driver needs to listen for oncoming trains.
Getting Off the Bus
Be Ready. Be ready to leave the bus before it arrives at your bus stop. Don’t keep the driver and others waiting while you gather your belongings.
Stay Put. Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop and the front door has opened before getting up from your seat. Wait until the people in the seats in front of you leave before you get up from your seat.
Only Your Stop. Get off the bus ONLY at your Designated bus stop. Don’t push or shove when getting off the bus.
Get Away. After leaving the bus, move quickly away from the bus and out of the danger zone.
Crossing The Street. If you must cross the street, the bus driver MUST escort you. If your parent is there, the bus driver WILL escort you and your parent across the street.