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School Bus Safety

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“The yellow school buses will soon be back on the road again with the start of school,” says Sheriff Reuel A. Todd of the Oswego County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff offers the following list of safety rules for children who will be riding those buses to school:

WHEN WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL BUS

•    Always be on time at the bus stop
•    Always wait quietly and orderly so that the bus driver can see you
•    Always stand back and away from moving traffic
•    Never accept rides with friendly strangers who offer rides to school

WHEN GETTING ON THE BUS

•    Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop
•    Never crowd around the door of the school bus
•    Go directly to a seat and stay there

WHEN RIDING THE BUS

•    Always be courteous to the bus driver and the other passengers
•    Remember where the emergency exit is and how it is used
•    Never put your head, arms or hands out the open window
•    Never throw food or trash on the bus seat, floor, or out the window
•    Do not distract the bus driver

WHEN LEAVING THE SCHOOL BUS

•    Wait in the seat until the bus comes to a complete stop
•    Always use the hand rail by the bus door
•    Stay alert to any moving traffic
•    Never cross the road until it is safe to do so and the bus driver can see you

“Be a safe passenger, who set a good example and obey all of the school bus safety rules,” reminds Sheriff Todd, “and Oswego County children will get to school and back safely.”