School buses are designed to safely transport children to their school, providing comfort for students and convenience for parents. But sometimes, careless driving or other irresponsible behavior causes a wreck and kids get hurt. If you child has been injured while riding a school bus that was involved in a crash, email Carr & Carr personal injury attorneys to see what options your family might have. Or call toll-free 877-392-4878 to talk with an attorney. With offices in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Springdale, we have local attorneys who can help your family.
Below are school bus safety tips for children, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Safety Tips For Children Riding The Bus
- Arrive at your bus stop at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive. That way, you’ll have time to get your backpack ready.
- When your school bus approaches, stand back away from the curb at least three giant steps (six feet), and line up with other students away from the street.
- Before stepping onto the bus, wait until the bus stops completely, the bus driver opens the door, and the driver says that it’s okay to get on.
- If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, stay on the sidewalk or along the side of the road at least five giant steps (10 feet) ahead of the bus before you cross. Be sure that the bus driver can see your eyes, and you can see the bus driver’s eyes.
- Use handrails on steps to avoids falling. When exiting the bus, be careful that your clothes with drawstrings, and book bags with straps don’t get caught in the handrails or doors.
- Never walk behind the bus.
- Walk at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the side of the bus.
- If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver and ask if it is ok to get it. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you when you bend down.