Clearfield Elementary Students “ Love the Bus”
On February 8, PennDOT, the Pennsylvania State Police and the Lawrence Township Police, joined first graders at the Clearfield Elementary School in thanking bus drivers for getting students safely to school each day of the school year.
After learning ways to stay safe on buses from District 2 Safety Officer Tim Nebgen and PSP Trooper Kerry Jodon, students shared all the reasons why they “Love the Bus” and signed Valentine’s Day cards as a thank you to bus drivers.
Safety tips shared with students included:
1) Get to the bus stop 5 minutes early so you will not have to run across the road to catch the bus
2) When waiting, stay away from traffic. Line up at least five giant steps away from the curb or the roadway while waiting
3) Never run after the bus if it has already left the stop
4) Never push or shove when getting on or off the bus
5) Always walk at least 10 feet in front of the bus when crossing so that the driver can see you
6) When the bus is moving, always stay in your seat. Never put your head, arms or head out of the window
7) Talk quietly and don’t distract your driver
“ Love the Bus” is an ongoing campaign coordinated by the American School Bus Council ( ASBC). Launched in 2008, it is designed to increase appreciation for the work done by the hundreds of thousands of school bus drivers nationwide that safely transport our children to and from school each day. ASBC touts the Yellow School Bus as the largest and safest mode of transportation in the country, a claim supported by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data that shows students who ride a bus are 70 times more likely to reach school safely than those who are driven by family.