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Bus Safety

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, buses are the safest form of highway transportation. However, there are important safety precautions to take when boarding, departing and nearby a bus. Please refer to this guide to ensure you and your student are safe when using the school bus.

Know the danger zones

The danger zones are the areas on all sides of the bus where children are in the most danger of not being seen by the driver (10 feet in front of the bus where the driver may be too high to see a child, 10 feet on either side of the bus where a child may be in the driver’s blind spot, and the area behind the school bus).

A chart depicting school bus danger zones.