School Bus Safety
How can you find out about school bus Danger Zones and learn other important bus safety stuff?
Yellow flashing lights on the bus indicate the bus is getting ready to stop and load or unload. This means cars need to slow down and get ready to stop.
Red Flashing Lights and Stop Signal Arm indicates that the bus has stopped and that children are getting on or off. This tells motorists to stop their cars.
The bus driver. A bus driver’s main concern is safety. To become a bus driver you must be a good driver and pass a test which allows you to get a special license. What’s your bus driver’s name?
Side and Rear View Mirrors let the driver know what is going on around them. Cars may be approaching, kids may be walking up to the bus, and bikes may be close by.
Emergency Exits. Let’s hope you never have to use them, but just in case, you should always know where the exits are. In a real emergency listen to your driver for instructions.
Crossing Control Arm is mounted on the front bumper and will swing out when the door is opened. It is designed to keep children from walking close to the front of the bus.