Ridiculously Obvious School Bus Safety Tips

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

Yup, it's a trend! This is our third example of safety advice so glaringly obvious that we can only assume its target audience will need someone with a higher IQ to read it to them very, very slowly. This time it's not a press release. It's an actual, honest-to-God story from an intern at the Daily Press in Newport News, VA. Katie Bahr lowers the bar for local drivers, telling them "When a school bus stops and its red lights are flashing, no cars are allowed to pass the bus from either direction until it is moving again, state law says." For riders, Bahr turns to David Benware, the director of transportation at Hampton City Public Schools. "Make sure the bus has come to a complete stop before beginning to approach it from the outside or — if you're on the bus — before getting out of your seat." We'll add that children should remain seated when the bus is in motion.

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  • Blautens Blautens on Sep 03, 2007

    How about a federal mandate for safety belts on ever school bus, else they withhold federal funds to the states or school districts? The fact there are no safety belts on most of them seems to escape everyone but police officers or anyone else who has been to a school bus crash and witnessed the chaos and tragedy that could (and should) have been avoided. My children have never and will never ride on a school bus until they are so equipped.

  • Luther Luther on Sep 03, 2007

    Thanks to government control of education, the long bus is the new short bus.

  • H Man H Man on Sep 04, 2007

    Golf clap, Luther. Golf clap. :D Cheers!

  • Landcrusher Landcrusher on Sep 04, 2007

    Good one, Luther. Yes, the ridiculously obvious is ridiculously obvious to those of us here. Strangely, there are a lot of people to whom this is educational. If you don't understand THAT, you are living in your own world.