children are most likely to be struck
- School buses are the
safest form of highway transportation. The
most dangerous part of the school bus ride
is getting on and off the school bus.
- Pedestrian fatalities
(while loading and unloading school buses)
account for approximately three times as
many school bus-related fatalities, when
compared to school bus occupant
- The loading and
unloading area is called the “Danger Zone”
- The “Danger Zone” is
the area on all sides of the bus where
children are in the most danger of not
being seen by the driver (ten feet in
front of the bus where the driver may be
too high to see a child, ten feet on
either side of the bus where a child may
be in the driver’s blind spot, and the
area behind the school bus).
- Half of the pedestrian
fatalities in school bus-related crashes
are children between 5 and 7 years old.
riding a school bus should always:
- Hurry to get on and off
- Act before they think
and have little experience with traffic
- Assume motorists will
see them and will wait for them to cross
- Don’t always stay
within the bus driver’s sight
the school bus ride:
- Arrive at the bus stop
five minutes early.
- Stand at least 5 giant
steps (10 feet) away from the edge of the
- 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 book bags
with straps or dangling objects do not get
caught in the handrail or door when
exiting the bus.
- 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 five giant steps (10 feet) ahead.
- Be sure the bus driver
can see you, and you can see the bus
- Stop at the edge of the
bus and look left-right-left before
- Tell the bus driver if
you drop something beside the bus. Should
you try to pick it up, the bus driver may
not see you and drive away.
- Always sit fully in the
seat and face forward
- DO NOT distract the
- Never stand on a moving
- Obey the driver
- Speak in a low voice
- NEVER stick anything
out the window - arms, legs, head,
- Be aware it is illegal
in every state to pass a school bus
stopped to load/unload students.
- Know and understand
laws governing motorist’s driving behavior
near a school bus.
- Learn the “flashing
signal light system” that school bus
drivers use to alert motorists if they are
going to stop to load/unload students.
- Yellow flashing lights
indicate the bus is preparing to stop to
load or unload children.
- Motorists should slow
down and prepare to stop their vehicles.
- Red flashing lights and
extended stop arms indicate that the bus
has stopped, and that children are getting
on or off. Motorists MUST stop their cars.
- Begin moving only when
the red flashing lights are turned off,
the stop arm is withdrawn and the bus
begins to move.
- Watch out for young
people who may be thinking about getting
to school, but may not be thinking about
getting there safely.
- Slow Down. Watch for
children walking in the street, especially
if there are no sidewalks in the
neighborhood. Watch for children playing
and gathering near bus stops.
- Be Alert. Children
arriving late for the bus may dart into
the street without looking for traffic.
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