Information on getting to school safely

posted Sep 29, 2015, 1:25 PM by Eyre Elementary

Getting to School Safely

Parents, share these safety tips with your children.

Walking

Ø Do not cross the street alone if you are younger 

   than age 10.  Walk with others when possible.

Ø Never play in the road.

Ø Always try to walk on paths or sidewalks. If there

    are no sidewalks or paths, walk facing road traffic.

Ø Look both ways for danger before, and while,

    crossing the street.

Ø Walk, do not run.

Ø Dress in bright colors or wear reflective materials

    so drivers can easily see you.

 

Riding the Bus

Ø Always remain 10 steps away from the bus as it

    approaches and leaves the bus stop, to be out of

    the "Danger Zone". Make  sure the bus driver can

    see you.

Ø Always cross the street in front of the bus. Never

   cross behind the bus.

Ø Walk to the bus stop and stay on the sidewalk.

Ø Arrive at the bus stop about five minutes before

    the bus is scheduled to arrive.

Ø While at the bus stop, wait in a safe place away

    from the road. Do not run and play while waiting.

Ø Never speak to strangers at the bus stop, and

    never get into a car with a stranger. Always go

    straight home after school and check in. Tell your

    parents if a stranger tries to talk to you.

Ø When the bus arrives, watch for red flashing lights   

    & the stop sign to be extended before crossing the

    street. Cross only when all traffic has stopped.

    Look left, right, and left again  before crossing.

 

Driving

Ø Every person needs his or her own seat belt. Do not   

   let passengers ride in storage areas or on other

   people's laps. Always buckle up!

Ø Children should always ride in a back seat,  

    restrained in a car seat or safety belt.

Ø Infants should ride in rear-facing car seats until

    they weigh 20 lbs & are at least 1 year old.

Ø Children over 1 year old & weighing between 20

    & 40 lbs should ride in forward-facing car seats.

Ø Children over forty pounds should use booster

   seats restrained with a lap & shoulder belt until

   they are 4'9" tall. A regular safety belt won't

   fully protect a child this size in a crash.

Ø All children & adults weighing over 80 lbs should

    use an adult safety belt. It’s the law.

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