Be safe going back to school

Published 9:40 pm Monday, August 10, 2009

School buses are back on the roads this week, meaning it’s important to be watchful for children, especially in the mornings and late afternoons.

The Chilton County school system has 88 regular route drivers and approximately 120 buses in its fleet.

The following are a few additional school bus safety tips taken from the official student/parent information guide:

Be on time at designated pickup sites.

Obey all instructions given by the driver. Show respect.

Talk only in a normal voice; keep quiet when approaching railroad crossings.

Keep all body parts inside bus at all times.

Do not throw objects within the bus or outside the bus.

Do not run alongside a bus while it is in motion.

Enter or leave a bus only at the front door, except in cases of emergency, as designated by the driver.

Do not stand in the road while waiting for the bus to arrive. If the bus is late, do not start walking down the road to meet the bus. You must board the bus at your regular place.