DROPPING KIDS OFF AT SCHOOL
Don’t double park
Don’t load or unload across the street from the school
Carpool to reduce the number of cars near school

SHARE THE ROAD WITH KIDS
Don’t block the crosswalk
Always stop for school patrol officer or crossing guard
Slow down
Take extra care to watch for children
Don’t honk horn to scare pedestrians
Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians

SHARE THE ROAD WITH SCHOOL BUSES
Never pass a school bus from behind if it is stopped to load or unload children
If the yellow or red lights are flashing must in both directions
Stop at least 10 feet from the rear of a school bus
Be alert

ELECTRONIC DEVICES
Never text and drive
Never walk and text
Never cross the street while using an electronic device
Do not walk with headphones
When possible walk on sidewalks, if you must walk on the street walk facing traffic
Look left, then right, then left again
Cross only in crosswalks

TEEN DRIVERS
No electronic devices while driving
No extra passengers
No speeding
No alcohol
No driving or riding without a safety/seat belt BUCKLE UP

TIPS FOR RIDING THE BUS SAFELY

  • Getting on the bus:
    When waiting for the bus stay away from traffic
    Do not stray onto the street, alley, or private property
    Line-up away from traffic
    Wait until the bus has stopped and opened the door
    Use the handrail when boarding
  • Behavior on the bus:
    Wear seat belts if available
    Don’t speak or make loud noises
    Don’t put your hands, head, or arms out of the window
    Keep the aisle ways clear of books, clothing, legs and feet.
    Get all of your belongings together before you reach your bus stop
    Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before leaving your seat
  • Getting off the bus:
    Use the handrail
    Make sure the bus driver can see you
    Wait for a signal from the bus driver before crossing in front of the bus
    Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street

via Safety Tips – Buckeye State Sheriffs’ Association