Whether you have kids, plan to have kids, or were once a kid, you've most likely taken a trip on a school bus. When I was a kid, my biggest concern involved keeping tabs on where the cute boys sat on the bus, but I'm sure my parents had a lot more on their minds than cute boys. I never had any issues on the bus, thanks to my parents constantly reminding me to pay attention to my surroundings. My brother, on the other hand, was a different story. While he never encountered safety issues, he did fall asleep on the bus and missed his stop, along with all the remaining stops. To this day, he never falls asleep in the car—now I understand why.
Approximately 25 million children a day are transported by those big yellow buses and according to Safe Kids Worldwide.
With all the kids going back to school and an increase of school buses on the road, it's a good idea to brush up on bus safety. Approximately 25 million children a day are transported by those big yellow buses and according to Safe Kids Worldwide, school buses are the safest mode of motorized transportation. However, injuries can always occur if kids are not careful and aware when getting on and off the bus.
Safe Kids Worldwide has a great list of tips for parents and drivers:
For additional resources, check out this National School Bus Safety Week Resource Guide.
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