• School Bus Safety 

     
    Kettle Falls school bus drivers will review safety tips with students on their school buses. 
     
    Getting on the Bus 
    Arrive to the bus stop 5 minutes early. Never run for the bus.
    Wait in line 10 feet away from where the bus stops.
    Wait until the bus stops and the doors open before approaching the bus.
     
    Getting off the Bus
    Wait until the bus is stopped and the door is open before standing up.
    Wait for the bus driver signal before crossing and look both ways before crossing.
    Walk in front of the bus; never walk behind the bus.
    Watch for traffic.
     
    Stay Safe – Stay Seated
    Sitting down on the bus is equivalent to wearing a seatbelt in a car.
    If you stand up, it is like taking your seatbelt off.
    Stay in your seat and talk quietly so the driver is not distracted.
    Only change seats with the permission of the bus driver.
     
    Stay Out of the School Bus Danger Zone
    The danger zone is 10 feet around the outside of the bus.
    It can be hard for the bus driver to see you inside of this area.
    If something falls under or near the bus, tell the bus driver. NEVER try to pick it up yourself.
     
    Be Prepared for Your Bus Stop
    Keep books and bags on your lap and out of the aisle.
    Before you reach your stop, get ready to leave by getting your books and belongings together.
    Know your bus stop location and do not get off at any other bus stop without permission.
    School buses are the safest mode of transportation for getting children back and forth to school, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation. The most dangerous part of the school bus ride is getting on and off the bus. Learning good bus riding habits can help keep students safe.