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School bus safety

Kids lean out of school bus windows.
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School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children to and from school, but injuries can occur if kids are not careful when getting on and off the bus.

Tell your children to:

  • Stand at least three giant steps from the curb while waiting for the bus.
  • Use the handrails while boarding and exiting the bus.
  • Be careful of straps or drawstrings that could get caught in the door.
  • Instead of standing up or moving, tell the bus driver if they drop something.
  • After exiting the bus, take five giant steps in front of the bus and make eye contact with the bus driver before crossing the street.

For drivers, remember to:

  • Follow speed limits and slow down in bus loading/unloading areas.
  • Stay alert for kids walking to and from buses.
  • Stop when driving near a bus that is flashing yellow or red lights.
  • Locations

    Kentucky Children's Hospital

    Kentucky Children's Hospital
    Kentucky Children's Hospital
    UK Chandler Hospital - Pavilion HA
    800 Rose St.
    Fourth Floor
    Lexington, KY 40536

    Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center

    Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Center

    Chandler Emergency entrance
    UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital Emergency Department
    1000 S. Limestone
    Lexington, KY 40536