August is Back to School Safety Month

Here are some tips about sharing the road safely with school buses.

Never pass a bus from behind if it’s stopped to load or unload children.

If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.

Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.

Source: National Safety Council