Students, especially those for whom riding a school bus is new, need to be prepared ahead of time with the ability to provide their emergency contact information (including home address and phone number) if necessary. They also need to be taught about the importance of not accepting rides from strangers. Teens who drive need to have the importance of seatbelts and safe driving, especially when it comes to not being distracted by phones or food. Likewise, kids who bike all need helmets, and walkers need to be conscious of crossing safely.
- Students riding a school bus for the first time need to know their home address and parents’ contact information.
- Teens who drive need to have the importance of seat belts and avoiding distracted driving impresses upon them.
- Kids who ride bicycles need to all wear helmets, and walkers need to know the rules for crossing street safely.
“The American Red Cross wants to help make every student’s trip back to the classroom a safe one.”