Bus Safety

Monday, August 22, 2016

For millions of students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on a school bus. Unfortunately, each year many children are injured and several are killed in school bus incidents. Dr. Edward Hill discusses school bus safety in todays 60 Second Housecall.

Dr. Hill:

Most children injured by school buses arent riding inside them during a crash. Theyre outside the bus in the blind spots around it, where they are hidden from the drivers view.

Go over the following school bus safety rules with your child.

Dont stand up in the bus while its moving.

Keep the aisles clear.

Dont throw things in the bus.

Dont distract the driver.

Dont stick hands or arms out the window, and

While waiting at the stop, dont run around or shove others.

Students should stay away from the wheels and the back of the school bus at all times. If they cross in front of the bus after deboarding, they should move to at least 10 feet in front of the bus and wait for a signal from the driver that its safe to cross.

Caution your child that if he or she drops something near the bus, dont stoop to get it but move away and wait until the bus passes.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.