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What are the best bus stop safety tips?

It doesn't matter if you send your child to the bus stop alone or accompany him or her, nothing changes the fact that safety should always be on your mind.

There are many safety tips you and your child can follow to prevent trouble at the bus stop. Here are some that you should never forget:

  • Never stand too close to traffic
  • Avoid roughhousing at the bus stop
  • Line up away from the street as the bus gets close to the stop
  • If crossing in front of the bus, make sure you are at least 10 feet ahead of the vehicle
  • Never cross in front of a bus until you receive the go-ahead from the driver
  • Never stand in close proximity to the rear wheels of a bus

These are the types of tips any child can follow to enhance his or her safety at the bus stop. While these aren't always simple to follow, they'll go a long way in keeping everyone safe at all times.

An accident in which a child or parent is struck by a bus can result in serious injury or even death.

In the event of a serious accident, don't wait a single second to call 911. This will ensure that an ambulance and a police arrive at the scene in a timely manner.

After receiving treatment, you'll want to learn more about the accident and the cause. Not only can this help your situation, but it can do the same for other students and parents in the future. With this information, as well as knowledge of your legal rights, you'll know what to do next.

Source: National Safety Council, "Buses are the Safest Mode of Transportation for School Children," accessed Nov. 03, 2017

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