August 1, 2018
For millions of students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on the school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the actual bus ride itself, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before your children go back to school or start school for the first time, it's essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules.
The "danger zone" refers to the areas extending 15 feet to the front, rear and sides of the bus. Danger zone accidents can be avoided by teaching your kids to stay more than 15 feet away from these areas when loading and unloading the school bus.
Safety can't be achieved without the attention of both the bus driver and students. Share these tips with your student so they can do their part to make their school bus ride safe:
Source: Insurance Information Institute www.iii.org.
For more information about school bus safety, visit the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration.
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