Drive Safely

It’s important for drivers to slow down and pay attention when kids are present – especially before and after school. If you’re dropping off your child in the school drop-off zone, follow all school directions. Don’t double park. It blocks visibility for other children and drivers. Don’t load or unload your children across the street from the school.

If you’re driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It’s illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, all traffic must stop.

The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. Stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.

Source: National Safety Council