Summer is almost over and our local schools are gearing up for the new school year. With school back in session, that also means school buses will be back on the road. Chances are you’ve gone over some school bus safety tips with your kids and what they need to know as riders. But have you reviewed the school bus safety tips you need to remember as a driver? Or gone over them with your new teen drivers?
School Bus Safety
Being extra cautious around buses are critical. After all, they carrier the most precious cargo. In the next few weeks when you start seeing buses on the road, keep in mind these 4 tips.
- Be prepared to stop when you see the bus driver turn on the flashing red lights and raise the stop sign; a passenger is getting off.
- Never pass a stopped school bus that is unloading students.
- Remember that buses stop at railroad tracks so keep your distance as you approach them.
- Obey speed limits in school zones and give school buses the right-of-way
Start the new school year off on the right foot. While the increased traffic is a little of on inconvenience, everyone’s safety should be the #1 concern this year.
From your friends at Rinehart-Walters-Danner Insurance, have a great 2021-2022 school year!