Wayzata Schools Encourage Bus Safety on Social Media
The Wayzata School District took to social media with a creative and informative video on school bus safety. The video is for incoming kindergarten families who may feel intimidated about riding the big yellow bus.
“Bus safety is an issue,” said Wayzata School District’s Jeffrey DeMars. “It’s an issue for every district and it’s something we pay attention to. If we can get people to think about being more safe on the way to the bus and make it kind of fun too, so educational, informative and fun then that’s all the better for us.”
School officials had one big tip for students: If you drop something near or underneath the bus, don’t grab it. Instead, let an adult know and have them pick it up.
“Always be aware on the streets. If there’s not a sidewalk or something, walk close to curb and against traffic,” DeMars explained. “If you’re walking to the bus stop walk against traffic so you can see the drivers and the driver can see you.”
For drivers, you must stop from all directions if a school bus has its flashing lights and stop arm out. The only time drivers don’t have to stop is if the roadway is separated by a divided median and the bus is coming form the opposite direction.