KANSAS CITY, Mo. - October 21-25 marks National School Bus Safety Week and there are a few things you and your children can do to ensure everyone gets to school on time and in one piece.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, school buses are 13 times safer than passenger cars and nearly 10 times safer than walking or biking to school.
However, it's still important to remind kids of things they can do to help prevent accidents.
Here are a few tips for students from Consumer Reports:
1.) Stand 6 feet away from the curb whenever a school bus is approaching.
2.) Never walk behind the bus.
3.) Wait until the bus door opens and the driver acknowledges he/she sees you before getting in.
1.) Use caution when driving behind a school bus and be sure to keep your distance.
2.) Stop when you see the flashing red lights alerting you that the bus is about to make a stop.
3.) Never try to pass a bus when it's stopped.
On average, 16 million kids ride to school on a bus a day.
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