• School Bus School Bus Safety Tips
    • Caregivers should take an active role in promoting school bus safety with children.

    • Children should always be walked to and from the bus stop.

    • Get to the school bus stop five minutes early so students don’t have to run across the road to catch the bus.

    • Children should be supervised at the bus stop.

    • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway to wait for the bus.

    • Students should walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so the school bus driver can see them.

    • Never cross the street behind the school bus.

    • Students should wait until the school bus has stopped all traffic before stepping out into the road.

    • When the school bus is moving, students should always remain in their seats. They should never put their head, arms or hands out of the window.

    • Amber lights flashing on a school bus mean “caution.” When driving, watch for children on both sides of the road. Slow down and be prepared to stop.
    (source: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation)

    Download a School Bus Safety Activity Book from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation