Back To School Bus Safety By Erie Co. Sheriff Howard
Did you know? Roughly a dozen children are killed each year by passing motorists while waiting at or crossing toward their school bus stops. Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard encourages you to check out this infographic and discuss with your children the importance back-to-school bus safety. Back-to-school safety tips: Stand at least six feet (three giant steps) from the approaching school bus while waiting at the bus stop. Wait to board the bus until the driver says it is safe. When getting off of the bus, cross the street in front of the bus and make sure the bus driver sees you. Always watch for oncoming traffic when approaching or leaving the bus. Never walk behind the bus.