School bus is the most convenient mode of transportation and also safe when it comes to sending children to the school. Still, there are many possibilities of malfunctioning of this process. There are preventive measures set up already and nowadays it is more optimized and enhanced, but still there are some safety rules that children should learn while traveling in the school bus.


Below are some of the rules mentioned that should be taught to children in order to ensure the safety while they travel.

  • Arrive at the bus stop earlier than the scheduled bus time.
  • Stand at least ten feet away from the road.
  • Wait until the school bus stops, the door gets opened and then climb in the bus.
  • Assure that no objects from the bag gets caught in the handrails or doors while entering and exiting the bus.
  • Look for the other vehicles on the road before stepping out the bus.
  • Always be alert to traffic. Look left, right and then left before crossing the road while getting on or down the bus.
  • Never try to pick up things which are near or under the bus, inform the driver before picking it.
  • Stay in a safe place away from the street while waiting for the school bus.
  • Do not make loud noises that may lead to distract the driver.
  • Keep in mind to cross the road before of the bus instead to cross behind the bus.
  • Stay seated and sit quietly when you are in the bus.
  • Use the handrail when getting off the bus.
  • Always stay away from the rear wheels of the bus.
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely and then get up from the seat.
  • Do not keep head, hands and arms out of the window.
  • Try to avoid violent or careless behavior when getting on the bus.
  • Students should not carry anything that may cause injury to others.
  • Let the younger children board first.
  • Do not try to use emergency doors or exit controls without permission from driver.

Bus safety is the most important thing and it is important for the students as well to understand and keep themselves safe by keeping in mind these necessary rules. They need to learn to guard themselves first and maintain the discipline.

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