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ECPD Shares Bus Safety Information & Tips

Now that school has started, it's important to note that children in our community will be taking the bus. Here are some safety tips from ECPD:

  • Be on the lookout for school zone signals and ALWAYS obey the speed limits.
  • When entering a school zone, be sure to slow down and obey all traffic laws.
  • Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading children.

East Central PD is always available to you. If you see something wrong, say something. Call ECPD at 210-709-8080.

Transportation services can be reached at (210) 649-2332.

You can view bus schedules here. Here Comes the Bus app can be downloaded at the App Store or Google Play.

Catching the Bus:

  • Avoid running to catch the bus by getting to your bus stop 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.
  • When waiting for the bus, stay away from the street and avoid running, playing or other behavior that can lead to accidents.
  • When the bus approaches, stand at least three giant steps (six feet) away from the curb and line up away from the street.

Riding the Bus:

  • Wait until the bus stops, the door opens, and the driver says that it is okay before stepping onto the bus.
  • If you have to cross the street in front of the bus, walk on the side of the road so that you can look the driver in the eyes before you cross. Be sure that the bus driver can see you and you can see the bus driver!
  • Use the handrails to avoid falls. When exiting the bus, be careful that clothing and book bags don't get caught in the handrails or doors.

Exiting the Bus:

  • After you get off the bus, walk at least three giant steps away from the side of the bus. Never walk behind the bus!
  • If you drop something near the bus, tell the bus driver. Never try to pick it up because the driver may not be able to see you.
  • While on the bus, students should stay seated, talk quietly, be courteous to the driver and fellow riders, and follow the driver's instructions at all times.

All school rules, including disciplinary procedures and protections, apply when students are on the bus and at the bus stop. Violations that occur involving the school bus may result in disciplinary action. Remember, bus transportation is a privilege!


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