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School Bus Unloading Door Side Safety Instructions

Safe Student Behaviors if NOT Required to Cross Road AFTER EXITING the Bus

  1. LOOK for moving traffic in all directions, especially from your right, before you leave the bus. Cars sometimes pass the bus on the right side.
    When it is OK, continue to . . .
  2. LOOK – for moving traffic both ways as you promptly . . .
  3. WALK – directly away from the bus 12 feet before stopping. You want your bus driver to see you leave the danger zone.

DANGER – Cars May Not Stop!

Remember:

  • YOU must look for moving cars in all directions, especially to your right, before you leave the bus. The stop arm is asking the cars to stop, but they may not stop. If you see a car moving, wait for it to stop. When it is OK . . .
  • Leave the bus and continue to look for cars in both directions as you . . .
  • Walk straight away from the bus, in full view of your driver. Keep walking until you get out of the danger zone, 12 feet away from the bus.