LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Crossing guards, flashing lights, school zone speed limits and lots of traffic and students return on Thursday morning around Campbell County. It’s a change for all of us, and we’ll all need to be ready for the returning routine that will require some “getting used to.”

Here are some school bus safety tips for students and parents on the first day of school: 

  • Avoid the wheels: Stay away from the rear wheels of the bus at all times 
  • Don’t walk behind: Never walk behind a bus
  • Tell the driver: If you drop something near the bus, tell the driver before trying to pick it up 
  • Wait for the bus: Wait for the bus at the spot where it arrives 
  • Cross safely: Look both ways before crossing the street 
  • Stay in your seat: Take your seat promptly and sit properly, facing forward at all times 
  • Keep aisles clear: Keep the aisle of the bus clear at all times 
  • Don’t cross in front: Never cross in front of the bus 
  • Unload at designated points: Load and unload at designated pick-up and drop-off points 
  • Arrive early: Help your child arrive at the bus stop at least 5 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive 

Here are four school bus safety tips for drivers:

  1. Heed flashing lights. It’s the law in all 50 states to stop for a stopped school bus with flashing lights.
  2. Know when to stop for a school bus.
  3. Be aware of school bus limitations.
  4. Don’t drive distracted. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/09/2023-6AM)

One Reply to “Thursday’s first day of school prompts a bus safety refresher for all of us”

  1. Please everyone be careful our children are precious! But I thought the children were always instructed to walk in front of the bus not behind?

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