Bus Safety Tips

  • Get to the bus stop in plenty of time so you don’t have to run
  • Wait for your bus in a place that’s away from traffic
  • Bus stops are not places to push or wrestle with your friends
  • Let the bus stop before you try to get on
  • If you can touch the bus, you’re too close
  • Remember if you can’t see the driver, then they can’t see you
  • The driver will let you know when it’s safe to approach the bus
  • Take the steps one at a time, holding onto the handrail
  • Go right to a seat, and sit quietly, without blocking the aisle
  • Listen to your driver, and obey any requests
  • Leave the bus in single file
  • Walk away from the bus without running, and never go behind it
  • If you have to cross the street to leave or board your bus, you need to be 10 giant steps away from the front of the bus. Watch for overhead red lights to flash, and wait for your driver’s signal before crossing

Provided by Ellen O Sullivan, Ellen has worked with schools as part of An Taisces Green-Schools Travel Programme since 2009 to encourage more sustainable modes of transport for the school journey. If you would like to know more about sustainable travel journeys please visit www.greenschoolsireland.org or www.limericksmartertravel.ie