Courtesy of the Pupil Transportation Safety Institute: 800‐836‐2210 or 315‐475‐1836
Parents: Important School Bus Safety Alert
HELP US PROTECT YOUR CHILDREN AS THEY TRAVEL TO AND FROM SCHOOL
Certain types of children’s clothing can create a hazard as your child exits the school bus. Especially dangerous are:
• Long, dangling jacket or sweatshirt drawstrings
• Long backpack straps
• Long scarves or other loose clothing
Such items can be caught in the bus handrail, door, or other equipment as the child exits the bus.
In recent years, a number of children across the U.S. have had their clothing caught as they left the bus. Please take the time to check your children’s clothing to make sure it is safe.
Also, please talk with your children about these safety rules:
• Stay away from the DANGER ZONES around the bus. There can be "blind spots" near the front, sides and rear of the bus.
• Don’t try to pick up something dropped near the bus – the bus
driver might not see you!
• Remember that other motorists don’t always stop for a stopped
school bus – use extreme caution whenever getting on or off the
bus. Wait for the driver's direction and instruction.
SCHOOL BUS SAFETY IS A TEAM EFFORT
NOTHING IS MORE PRECIOUS THAN A CHILD’S LIFE!