School Bus Safety

As students return to school, we need your help to keep kids safe as they get on and off the bus.  Believe it or not, children are safer traveling in school buses than in any other type of motor vehicle. However, every year, school bus accidents happen because many drivers forget about some school bus safety basics.

Ohio has laws that require all vehicles to come to a halt when a school bus has its stop sign out and its red lights flashing. These signals indicate that children are getting on or off the bus. When you’re sharing the road with school buses, remember these rules:

      • DO NOT pass a school bus until the red lights and signals are turned off.
      • ALWAYS stop when traveling in the same direction as the bus.
      • NEVER pass on the right side of the bus. Besides being illegal, this is where children enter and exit.