Paying particular attention and watching for school bus riding children is one of the best ways for assuring school bus safety.
Motorists backing out of driveways or leaving when exiting a garage should be on the lookout for walking or bicycling children who may be thinking about getting to school, but may not be thinking about getting there safely.
Be on the lookout for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood, and for children arriving late for the bus and darting into the street without looking for traffic.
Also pay particular attention to children playing and congregating near bus stops.
Do you know the school bus flashing signal light system? Here’s a quick review.
Yellow flashing lights indicate the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Slow down and prepare to stop.
Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and children are getting on or off. Stop and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before starting to drive.