(PRWEB) September 14, 2010
When it comes to safety records, school buses surpass passenger cars and other modes of transportation. However, crashes involving buses often make headlines. Help children get ready for the new school year by teaching them the following school bus safety tips, courtesy of All Home Security, an online resource for home security monitoring.
1. Prepare: Secure all school supplies in a backpack or bag to prevent dropping loose items. Allow enough time to get ready for school. Running to catch a late bus is extremely dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.
2. Walk directly to the bus stop: Walk to the bus stop in groups in an effort to be more visible to drivers. Also stay on sidewalks - or if there are none - stay out of the road. Encourage children to look both ways before crossing the street and exiting driveways.
3. Wait for the bus: Kids shouldn’t play games and should never push or shove others while waiting. They should also stand at least 10 feet away from the road by measuring with five giant steps.
4. Use caution when boarding: Kids should look both ways before getting on and off the bus. It’s also important to give the driver a note about dropping a child off at a different stop.
5. Ride safely: Children should remain seated during the entire bus ride or until the driver says otherwise. Keep aisles clear of backpacks and belongings. It’s also a good idea to talk quietly, be polite and always follow the driver’s directions during an emergency.
Have peace of mind when sending kids to school on the bus by teaching them these safety tips. For more information about family safety and security, be sure to visit allhomesecurity.com.