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Bus Riding Safety Tips For Your Child

Recently, nine middle school students suffered minor injuries when their school bus was involved in a crash. Despite school buses being the safest form of transportation for children traveling to and from school, accidents do happen on them. To increase your child’s safety while riding the school bus, encourage your child to follow these safety tips:

  • Stay seated at all times when the bus is moving. Children should not be facing backward, kneeling on their seat to better talk to friends. They should not be walking in the aisles while the bus is moving. They should not switch seats with another child while the bus is in motion.
  • Along with that, wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before standing up. Kids can get anxious about their bus stop approaching, and they may stand up, getting ready to leave before the bus has come to a complete stop.
  • Be patient. Whether getting on or off the bus, kids sometimes have the tendency to push and shove, trying to get those in front of them moving faster. This generally does not cause the other kids to move faster, but it might result in someone falling and getting hurt.
  • Keep feet, backpacks, and other items out of the aisles. These items could become a tripping hazard for other students getting on or off the bus.
  • Avoid rowdy behavior on the bus. This can sometimes be hard for kids. Most school bus drivers deal with noisy children on a daily basis, but excessive rowdiness or fighting can become a distraction for the driver.
  • If an accident or emergency happens, listen to the directions of the bus driver or another adult.

If you or your child was involved in an accident on the roadway, our Indianapolis personal injury lawyers are here to help you. Contact us for a free case evaluation.

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