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Riding the School Bus:

  • Have a safe place to wait for your bus, away from traffic and the street.
  • Stay away from the bus until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals you to enter.
  • Use the handrail when getting on or off the bus.
  • Keep seated, with feet out of the aisles.
  • Never put head, arms or hands out of the window.
  • Do NOT stand up until the bus comes to a complete stop.
  • Be aware of the street traffic around you.
  • Cross in front of the bus, NEVER behind, and be sure the driver of the bus can see you.
  • NEVER stop, turn back, or reach under the bus.
  • Be aware of the street traffic around you.

  • If A Law Enforcement Officer
    Pulls You Over:
    • Pull slowly and carefully off the road or to the closest shoulder of the road.
    • At night, turn on your interior light or if possible, stop in a well lit area.
    • Remain in your vehicle unless asked to do otherwise.

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    photo of a trooper helping a citizen who has a flat tire

    If Your Vehicle Breaks Down:

    • Signal, slow down gradually, and carefully pull off the road on to the shoulder.
    • Switch on emergency/safety flashers.
    • Raise vehicle hood
    • Never stand behind or directly in front of your vehicle.
    • Remain in your vehicle unless you think your vehicle may be struck from behind.
    • Call or wait for assistance.

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    Pedestrian Safety:

    • Walk on sidewalks.
    • Cross at marked crosswalks or intersections.
    • Dress to be seen. Wear visible clothing.
    • Follow the pedestrian signal, not the overhead traffic signal.

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