National Bus Safety Week

CCRCE News: 
Monday, October 22, 2018

At CCRCE we take school bus safety seriously and we expect that same from our staff and students.

To recognize National Bus Safety Week, we have gathered these helpful bus and walking safety reminders to keep everyone on board safe and to ensure everyone gets to school on time!

Bus and Walking Safety Information

For some students, September marks a return to the routine of taking the bus or walking to school. For others, it’s the beginning of a whole new experience. In either case, it’s important to remember that safety should always be a student’s first priority.

Bus Safety Number One Safety Rule:

Always make sure the bus driver can see you!

Waiting For the Bus:

  • Always be on time.
  • Never run to the bus, always walk.
  • Stand back from the road.
  • Before crossing the road always stop, look both ways, and listen for traffic.
  • Don’t push when getting on the bus.
  • If the bus doesn’t show up, do not take a ride from a stranger. Call your school for instructions.

When Riding On The Bus:

  • Stay in your own seat.
  • Place your bag on your lap and not in the aisle.
  • Don’t distract the driver.
  • Don’t yell or talk loudly.
  • Always listen to the bus driver.
  • Be kind to others.
  • Always keep arms and hands inside the bus.

When Getting Off The Bus:

  • Hang on to the railing.
  • Don’t push other students.
  • Always make sure the driver can see you.
  • Make sure that you are at least 3 meters in front of the bus when crossing the road.
  • Stop and look both ways before crossing the road.

Walking Safety

If you walk to school it’s important to remember to stay on the sidewalk (if your community has one) or well to the side on the shoulder of the road. Keep your eyes and ears alert to make sure that you see vehicles and that they see you. Always look where you are going and cross the road at a designated cross-walk. If there isn’t a cross walk, wait on the shoulder of the road until all the traffic has stopped. Make eye contact with the drivers once they have stopped, then carefully cross the road. Do not cross the road until all vehicles have stopped and you are sure that the drivers have seen you.

For more on Bus Safety visit: https://www.schoolbussafety.ca/