• OSPI School Safety Tips for May


    Tips for a Safe Ride

    At the Bus Stop:

    • Arrive early at the bus stop – at least five minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive
    • Stand 6 feet (or three giant steps) away from the curb while waiting for the bus
    • Supervise young children

    Around the Bus

    • Cross in front of the bus – at least 10 feet (or five giant steps) – and make eye contact with the driver before crossing
    • Never walk behind the bus
    • If you drop something near the bus, do not pick it up; tell the bus driver instead

    Getting On/Off the Bus

    • Wait until the bus has stopped and the door opens before approaching the bus or standing up on the bus
    • Use the handrail
    • Secure any loose or hanging objects like straps on a backpack or drawstrings on a hood

    Behavior on the Bus:

    • Buckle up if seat belts are available
    • Stay in your seat keeping head, arms and papers inside the bus, and talk quietly
    • Keep aisles clear of books and bags