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National School Bus Safety Week is October 18th – 22nd
Each year, the third week of October is recognized as National School Bus Safety Week, a public education program designed to address the importance of school bus safety. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are the safest mode of transportation for kids. Children are eight times safer on their school bus than they are in any other vehicle, even your car. Here are a few tips to ensure the safety of children while loading and unloading from the school bus.
Remember that it’s the bus driver, not you, who determines whether it’s safe to drive again. So even if you see that the child is safely on the sidewalk, stay put until the bus driver puts the stop arm back in.
By observing National School Bus Safety Week all year long, we can work together to make sure that children are just as safe off the school bus as they are on it.