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October: Pedestrian Safety Month

In recognition of #PedestrianSafetyMonth this October, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration NHTSA shares how motorists can keep kids safe around the school bus:

  • When driving in neighborhoods with school zones, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school.

  • Slow down.

  • Look for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in neighborhood.

  • Learn and obey the school bus laws in your state.

  • Learn the “flashing signal light system” that school bus drivers use to alert motorists of pending actions:

    • Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children. Motorists should slow down and prepare to stop their vehicles.

    • Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that the bus has stopped, and that children are getting on or of. Motorists must stop their cars and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn, and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.

Visit to learn more tips and to get information about pedestrian safety.


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