It is time in Tampa, Florida where parents and teachers are preparing to send their children back to school. This is also a time to prepare and teach your children about school bus safety. Accidents may sometimes occur with school buses and it is important to know how to be safe.
Although school buses are considered the safest mode of transportation for students, In 2015, 2,698 accidents occurred involving school buses in Florida. Accidents can happen when children are boarding or getting off of their school bus. To keep your kids safe around school buses it is important to follow these safety tips below.
Tips for Parents and Children
Arrive a few minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive
Children should wait a safe distance from the road and never sit on the roadway or curb while waiting
Make sure your child know their bus drivers name and bus number
Teach your children to never speak to strangers at the bus stop and to never get in the car with a stranger
Never walk behind the bus and stay away from the bus wheels at all times
Always look both ways before crossing the street
Tips for Motorists
Always stay alert and watch for children near schools, bus stops and in school parking lots
Pay attention to school zone speed limits
Only drive in authorized areas to drop off or pickup children at school
Stop for a school bus displaying the STOP signal and remain stopped until the road is clear of children the the stop arm is withdrawn
Watch for and obey signs from school crossing guards
Keep yourself and your children safe this time of year by following these tips and If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, whether as a pedestrian, driver or passenger in a motor vehicle, call The Law Offices of Christopher DeBari at (727) 656-7852 right away and begin protecting your rights with a Tampa personal injury attorney.