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.