School Bus Safety
Knowing bus safety is important for your well-being and survival in case of an emergency. Knowing the rules to the bus is essential to yourself and others.
Rules for Safe School Bus Riding
1) Take your seat quickly and sit properly, facing forward at all times.
2) Hold bags on your lap. Do not stick your feet into the aisle.
3) Keep your head and arms and belongings inside the bus. Don’t throw anything out of the windows.
4) Talk quietly. The driver must concentrate to drive the bus safely.
5) Do not eat on school bus. Save snacks for snack time at school or till you get home. They may spill or you may choke if the bus goes over a bump.
6) No fighting, shouting or playing in or around the bus.
7) Always follow the bus driver’s instructions.
Rules for Leaving the Bus Safely
1) When you leave the bus, hold the handrail and step away from the bus.
2) To cross the street in front of the bus, walk ahead at least ten giant steps (three metres). Cross only when the driver gives a signal.
3) If you drop something near the bus, don’t pick it up. Tell the driver or other adult.
4) If everyone is getting off the bus, the people at the front leave first. Do not push.
School Bus Evacuation Rules
1) Try not to scream. It prevents you from hearing instructions. To keep yourself safe you will need to know what to do and do it quickly.
2) Stay quiet when you get to a safe area so you are able to hear further instructions.
3) Get out as fast as possible. Do not try to look for your book bag or jacket or any other items before evacuating the bus.
4) Stay at the safe area and do not return to the school bus during the emergency.
The Emergency Door
The emergency door is the door at the rear of the school bus. It is only used if there is an emergency. An emergency is something that can’t wait that may cause someone to get hurt or even killed. An example of an emergency would be if the school bus was on fire....