Jul 7, 2016
Post By: Children's Health
"The big yellow dog," school buses, are supposed to deliver our children safely to school. But even still, during the back-to-school season — in August and September — at Children’s Medical Center, the Emergency Department sees an increase in trauma-related pedestrian, bicycle and even school bus injuries. And many of which are preventable by following some simple safety guidelines.
"School buses are designed using stringent guidelines set up by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and must meet strict crash-testing criteria," said Claudia Romo, program manager for Injury Prevention at Children's. Still, each school district sets regulations for its school buses, so parents should inquire at their child's school about the types of buses used.
The following are some safety tips for parents to share with their kids before going back to school.
Help keep our kids safe by reporting the following to the appropriate school or school district.
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