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School Bus Safety

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It’s every ones responsibility to safeguard school buses. When it comes to those who are directly related to school transportation, making the school travel safe and secure is a top most priority. Here are some simple but effective tips we can follow to have even more secure school transportation.

Parents

  • Take your children 5 minutes before the arrival of bus for their safety.
  • Teach them basics of bus travel – fastening seat belts, checking bag straps, drawstrings and shoe laces before entering a bus and preventing any injury or accident.
  • Tell them about pedestrian rules – like walking on foot path and not on roads, keeping 10 ft distance from bus
  • Ask children to be in the sight of a bus driver for their safety
  • Always ask children to step out of bus while looking at their right side to prevent any injuries.

Children

  • Never put hands, arms or head out of window.
  • Step in / out of bus in queue. Never run or push a school-mate out of bus gate
  • Always follow bus driver’s instructions
  • Take your seat promptly and sit properly. Don’t rest your head on the seat ahead to prevent injuries.
  • Hold bags and parcels in your lap or overhead stowage.
  • Do not stick your feet into the aisle, someone might trip
  • Talk quietly. The driver must concentrate to drive the bus safely.
  • Don’t eat inside a bus. It may choke you.
  • Do not stand or walk inside the bus when it is on the move.

Bus Staff

  • Equip yourself with training to deal with emergency situations
  • Do not over speed, the bus safety is in your hands.
  • Keep First Aid box equipped at all times
  • Be in control of the vehicle and carry daily inspections
  • Keep an eye on every child travelling. Their safety is on you.
  • Make a vehicle safety checklist like tires, bus interiors, and follow it

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