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11 Tips for School Bus Safety

11 Tips for School Bus Safety

Every day, there are millions of American children who take buses to and from schools, and for the most part, the kids who take buses and those drivers who come across buses know to take the proper precautions to keep everyone safe.

In order to keep children and pedestrians truly safe, however, rules must also be enforced by neigThe Importance of School Bus Safetyhborhoods, school boards, and states.

But it never hurts to remind people of the importance of school bus safety, which is why we’ve offered a few tips for you here.

Tips for Students Taking School Buses

There are many things students can do to stay safe when they catch a school bus. The following should be exercised:

  • Arrive at their bus stop several minutes early to catch their bus.
  • Stand on the sidewalk until the bus pulls up.
  • Enter onto the school bus only after the driver gives the OK.
  • Use the handrails that are provided to walk up the steps.
  • Put on a safety belt if one is provided.
  • Avoid walking behind buses at any time.

Tips for Drivers Encountering School Buses

Drivers who live in areas near school districts should always be on the lookout for kids walking to and from their bus stops. They should also:

  • Double check before backing out of driveways.
  • Slow speeds down in residential neighborhoods.
  • Stop when a bus driver puts his lights on to indicate a stop.
  • Learn the rules and regulations regarding school buses in their state.
  • Take precaution when driving behind a school bus.

Safety is something everyone should take seriously. Even school bus companies can do their part to keep kids safe by investing in new buses to replace older models.

Las Vegas Bus Sales promotes the safety of all Nevada drivers out on the road. If you’re a transportation company looking to upgrade your bus selection, call us at 877-456-9804 to check out the school buses we have in stock for you.

RTC Transit App Is Saving Thousands of Dollars in Expenses

RTC Transit App Is Saving Thousands of Dollars in Expenses

Last year, the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada released a smartphone app called rideRTC that allows riders to purchase tickets digitally and easily find bus routes to locations throughout Las Vegas. The app was designed to make it easier for visitors to find their way around the city, and eliminate barriers that might dissuade… Continue Reading

Experimental Singapore Bus Stop Aims to “Make Waiting Fun”

Experimental Singapore Bus Stop Aims to “Make Waiting Fun”

Generally speaking, bus stops aren’t known for being places that people look forward to visiting. Instead, these small, spartan shelters serve as waypoints on the path to bigger and better destinations. In many cities, however, commuters spend a significant portion of their work weeks waiting for rides at bus stations. That’s why transit officials in… Continue Reading

Las Vegas Gets a New Mobile Transit App

Las Vegas Gets a New Mobile Transit App

There’s some exciting news for public transit riders here in Las Vegas! The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) has released a new smartphone app that makes it easier than ever to purchase tickets and find bus routes around the city. The app, rideRTC, was developed in a partnership with Masabi, a London-based technology… Continue Reading

Study Finds Transit Riders Value Service Over Amenities

Study Finds Transit Riders Value Service Over Amenities

In recent years, transit companies all across the country have begun installing a variety of amenities such as Wi-Fi routers and charging stations in buses to try to incentivize ridership. It’s a strategy that makes sense in theory, given our ever-increasing dependence on handheld electronics and Internet connectivity. In practice however, it may not be… Continue Reading