School Bus Safety – for Kids!
Meet Pride, Our Safety Hero
Pride is our safety mascot here at National Express School. He helps to teach our young riders how to behave safely in and around the bus. Learn how to be safe with Pride by completing the games and activities below!
Activities and Coloring Pages
Know Your School Bus Safety
- Leave plenty of time to get to the bus stop. When you rush, you may not follow traffic safety rules.
- Walk on the sidewalks, where available.
- Remain alert at all times; don’t have ear buds in or headphones on, texting, talking on your cell phone or playing handheld video games because you won’t be aware of what’s happening around you.
- Also be careful when wearing a hood; it makes it difficult for you to see.
- When waiting for the bus, stay away from the street. Be aware of traffic and follow safety rules.
- Make sure the driver can see you at all times by staying 10 steps away from the bus.
- Wait for the bus to stop completely before you approach it to get on or before you stand up to get off.
- Clothes or backpacks should not have drawstrings, toggles or key chains. They can get caught on bus handrails and doors.
- Hold the handrail so you don’t trip on the stairs.
- Find a seat and sit down immediately.
- Know your driver’s name and bus number to be sure you are boarding the right bus.
- Be courteous and respectful to your driver.
- Talk and laugh quietly with friends, but do not scream; it distracts the driver.
- Do not put your head, arms, papers or anything else out of the window.
- If you drop something near the bus, don’t pick it up. The driver may not see you. Instead, ask the driver for help.
- If you have to cross the street, wait until the driver lets you know it’s okay to cross.
- Stay away from the bus wheels at all times – especially the back wheels where it’s hard for the driver to see you.