Travelling on a school bus is one of the safest ways to travel. You might worry about school buses not having seat belts. But the inside of a school bus is specially designed to protect your child, even without seat belts. Adding seat belts to school buses may not make them safer.
School buses have other safety features that include:
Even though school buses have many safety features, you can still get hurt. School bus passengers have the biggest risk of getting hurt:
Teach your child
pedestrian safety rules that include how to cross the road safely:
To help your child, remember pedestrian safety tips. Teach your child to point, pause, and proceed before they cross the road.
To get to the bus stop safely also teach your child to:
It’s a good idea to walk the bus route with your child until they know how to get to the bus stop safely. If you have young children, always walk them to and from the bus stop. If you can’t walk with your child, have another adult walk with them.
Teach your child to:
The biggest chance of getting hurt is when you get on and off the bus. Teach your child to stay safe by:
Current as of: June 4, 2020
Author: Provincial Injury Prevention Program, Alberta Health Services
This material is for information purposes only. It should not be used in place of medical advice, instruction, or treatment. If you have questions, talk with your doctor or appropriate healthcare provider. This information may be printed and distributed without permission for non-profit, education purposes. The content on this page may not be changed without consent of the author. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.