Thursday, July 13, 2017

KBC School Bus Safety! 7/13/2017

Our final guest visitor of the summer during Kindergarten Boot Camp was a school bus driver, from a local school. School buses are one of the safest way for students to travel, but children also need to do their part to stay alert and aware of their surroundings to prevent injury. We urge our parents to teach their cadets the following safety rules for getting on and off the bus, and for exercising good behavior while riding.

 Getting on the Bus:
  • When waiting for the bus, stay away from traffic and avoid roughhousing
  • Do not stray onto the street, alleys or private property
  • Line up away from the street or road as the bus approaches
  • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus
  • Use the handrail when boarding
Behavior on the Bus:
  • If seat belts are available on the bus, buckle up
  • Don't speak loudly or make loud noises that could distract the driver
  • Stay in your seat
  • Don't put your head, arms or hands out the window
  • Keep aisles clear of books and bags
  • Get your belongings together before reaching your stop
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting up from your seat
Getting Off the Bus:
  • Use the handrail when exiting
  • If you have to cross in front of the bus, first walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the driver
  • Make sure the driver can see you
  • Wait for a signal from the driver before crossing
  • When the driver signals, look left, right, then left again. Walk across the road and keep an eye out for sudden traffic changes
  • If your vision is blocked, move to an area where you can see other drivers and they can see you
  • Do not cross the center line of the road until the driver signals it is safe
  • Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times
Special thanks to our BGA Family for speaking with our cadets on the importance of staying safe while waiting on the bus, getting on the bus, riding the bus, and getting off the bus.  Next stop...PRE K GRADUATION!

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