Did you know that the school bus is one of the safest forms of transportation today? A school bus is a large, painted vehicle that takes children to school and returns them to their homes in many countries throughout the world. In the United States and Canada, most school buses are painted yellow. School buses are also very common in the United Kingdom, but they are not widely used in Europe. A full sized school bus can seat forty five to seventy five or more students. Most buses are paid for by local school districts.
Here are some tips to help kids be safe around a bus:
Getting to the Bus Stop
Getting on the Bus
Riding on the Bus
Getting Off the Bus
Even though the bus is the safest mode of transportation you still have to pitch in. Follow these guidelines and keep the bus safe!
"Before and After." Nhtsa. 21 February 2005 <http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/kids/bussafety/before/index.html>.
"School bus." Wikipedia. 30 March 2005. <http://en.wikipedia.org>.
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