The School Bus and Pedestrian Safety Day will be a virtual experience, once again, this year! Parents, guardians and students will still be able to prepare for their bus ride to school by visiting OSTA’s safety webpage for online safety videos and materials! There are also online resources for students who walk to school on OSTA’s pedestrian safety webpage.
To ensure your child understands how to take the bus safely, OSTA recommends that parents/guardians:
When planning to walk to school or anywhere, it’s important for you and your child to be prepared. Begin teaching pedestrian safety at a young age and continue to refresh their knowledge as they get older. When walking to school, know the potential dangers by familiarizing yourself with the route to school. Pick a route that is direct and avoids crossing too many streets. Always cross at designated areas; it’s important to teach your child to cross the street safely. OSTA has created walking route maps to help your child walk to school safely. Walk your route a few times before school starts so you can time it.
Watch BLUE Presents: Tips to be safe on your walk to school here!
For more pedestrian safety tips, check out our pedestrian safety tips and resource page.