Maintain a safe school bus stop

  • Metro Creative Connection
12:00 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 Cars
Being safe while en route to and at the bus stop is just as important as staying safe while riding on the school bus. Metro Creative Graphics photo

School buses are safe modes of transportation for children. Statistics from Transport Canada indicate that transportation by school bus is safer than by passenger car.

School buses are large and heavy vehicles that protect riders during collisions. School buses also help keep a greater number of passenger vehicles off of the roads during high-traffic school times.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that each year about 450,000 public school buses transport 23.5 million children to and from school and school-related activities around the United States. Although safety is enforced while students are on the bus, it is also vital for students to remain safe before they board.

Ensuring a safe bus stop requires diligence.