Middleborough Public Schools
School Bus Safety
THE DANGER ZONES!
remain 10 steps away from the bus to be out of the �Danger Zone�
and where the driver can see you.
Always cross the street in front of the bus.
Never go behind the bus.
safe when they travel to and from school,
follow these simple safety rules:
AT THE BUS STOP:
walk to the bus stop. Never run.
on the sidewalk. If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left facing traffic.
go to the bus stop about five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
at the bus stop, wait in a safe place away from the road. Do not run and
play while waiting.
speak to strangers at the bus stop and never get into the car with a
stranger. Always go straight home and tell your parents if a stranger tries
to talk to you or pick you up.
for the bus to arrive, watch for red flashing lights and the stop sign to be
extended, and cross only when all traffic has stopped. Look left, right, and
left again before crossing.
ON THE BUS:
directly to a seat. Remain seated and facing forward for the entire ride.
quietly (so the driver will not be distracted).
you need to talk to the bus driver; wait for the bus to stop, raise your
hand, and call the driver�s name.
throw things on the bus or out the windows. Never play with the emergency
the aisles clear at all times.
there is an emergency, listen to the driver and follow instructions.
EXIT THE BUS:
getting off the bus make sure you walk (not run) three more steps away from
the door. This is the best place to be around a bus. Stay away from the bus
wheels and watch out for moving cars!
you get off the bus, go straight home so an adult will know where you are.
get on and off the bus at your designated stop. If you need to get off the
bus somewhere else, you will need to have a note from your parents.
you leave something on the bus, never return to the bus to get it. The
driver may not see you come back and they may begin moving the bus. Also, if
you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver before you attempt to
pick it up, so they will know where you are.