School Bus Safety
Every day millions of students use school buses as transportation to and from school. Although school buses represent the safest form of highway transportation, there are a number of safety factors of which both student and drivers should be aware. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an average of 134 people die in school transportation-related traffic crashes each year and more school-aged pedestrians have been killed during the hours of 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. than any other time of day.
It is crucial for parents to reinforce school bus safety rules children learn at school. Below are safety measures parents can use to help ensure safe travels.
Motorists must also remember school bus safety and driving laws. Children are unpredictable in their actions, especially when playing. Take extreme caution when travelling through a school zone. Slow down and prepare to stop when a bus engages its yellow flashing lights. Never pass a school bus when there are flashing red lights and the stop arm is extended. Drivers must wait until the red lights stop flashing, the stop arm is withdrawn, and the bus is moving before they can start driving again.
For many, it will be their first time away from home and also their first experience with total independence. It’s an exciting and potentially dangerous time. College campuses are extremely vulnerable to crime because of their openness. It is difficult to keep buildings and dorm rooms secure due to the high volume of foot traffic of students and staff.
However, college students can enhance personal safety by following the suggestions below: