(UNDATED) - With many Indiana schools returning to session this week the Indiana State Police offers school bus safety tips and urge motorists to watch out for school bus traffic.
Parents should put everything children carry in a backpack or school bag so items are not dropped or lost along the way.
Children should leave home on time so they can walk to the bus stop and arrive on time.
Students should stand away from the edge of the road to protect themselves from traffic.
Have your child make eye contact with the bus driver and stay at least 10 giant steps away from the bus so the bus driver can see the students as they enter or exit the bus.
Students should wait until the bus driver signals them to proceed.
Never pick up items dropped near the bus, the bus driver may not see children go back for dropped papers; papers can be replaced, do not go back to pick them up.
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