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Back To School

School is in session. Remember these quick school bus safety tips for motorists.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration riding a bus to school is 13 times safer than riding in a passenger vehicle and 10 times safer than walking to school.

The danger is when motorists illegally pass a stopped school bus. This is when the most children lose their lives in bus-related crashes.

Top 3 School Bus Safety Tips For Motorists

  • Red flashing lights, and an extended arm mean the bus is stopped and children are getting on or off.
  • Never pass a school bus on the right.
  • Be alert. Children are unpredictable and may not pay attention to the cars around the bus.

Click here for additional tips from the National Safety Council.