Bus Stop Safety
Safety at the bus stop is an integral part of your students ride to school and back home. In the 2009-2010 & 2010-2011 school years Georgia had seven (7) fatalities, five (5) serious injuries, and four (4) near misses when students were getting on and off the school bus. With this in mind the Georgia Department of Education has developed a structured curriculum that will be taught at the K-5 level. A link is provided below that gives an overview of this curriculum. Please feel free to read and share with your children as this will assist us in the education on Bus Stop Safety by clicking here.
Bus Stop Safety Quick Reference
1. Students who must cross the road to board a bus should never do so until the bus has come to a
complete stop, the proper warning signs are displayed, and the driver motions for students to cross.
2. Students should cross the road in front of the bus, never cross the road behind the bus.
3. Students should always stand a safe distance from the road (at least twelve (12) feet).
4. Students who must cross the road after exiting from the bus should always cross at least twelve (12)
feet in front of the bus after looking in both directions for traffic and after the driver motions for students
5. Students should never run to or from the bus.
6. Students should be at their assigned bus stop five minutes prior to the arrival of the bus.