Back to School Safety Tips

The new school year will be here before you know it, and that means it’s time to freshen up on proper safety. No matter the method of transportation, all students (and parents) can benefit from a quick refresher. Here are some back to school safety tips for bikers, bus riders, and those riding in a car.


Bikers should wear a helmet, just in case they fall off their bike. Children should stop at crosswalks, get off their bike, and walk it across the street. Keep an eye out for obstacles, such as opening car doors and traffic cones. Riders of all ages should know how to use hand signals. Wearing colorful clothing can help drivers notice bikers and take proper precautions.

Bus Riders

Those riding the bus should stay six feet away from the curb. Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before boarding. Keep an eye out for cars that may not stop for the bus.  Avoid crossing in front of the bus unless directed to do so. Utilize seatbelts if they’re available.


Drivers, whether students or parents taking their kids to school, should always yield to pedestrians. Do not stop in the middle of a crosswalk. Leave extra space around the bus so children can safely cross the street.

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