|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
Department of Public Safety
1111 Country Club Road
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2007
DRIVERS, PARENTS & CHILDREN TO PREPARE
FOR BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY
State Police also caution all
Children who are injured in accidents involving school buses usually sustain their injuries as they are entering or exiting the bus. Over the next week, State Troopers will be out in full force in cities and towns patrolling school zones and bus routes. Both
The Connecticut State Police encourage parents to discuss with their children the following school bus safety tips:
· Children should have a safe place to wait for the bus, away from traffic and the street. Avoid roughhousing at bus stops.
· Children should stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver opens the door and signals the students to enter.
· When being dropped off, children should exit the bus and walk ahead of it before crossing in front. The driver can see children best when they are farther away from the bus.
· Students should always use handrails when entering and exiting the bus.
· Children should be aware of traffic in the roadways around them, before they approach a bus. Drivers are required to stop for school buses; however, not all drivers obey the law. Children should always look both ways!
· If children have questions regarding their own safety or the behavior of other riders during their trip, they should bring their concerns to their parents, teachers or school officials immediately.