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Driving With School Buses — 4 Tips to Keep Our Children Safe

Stop sign on side of school bus, Driver Resource Center


Be patient. Buses makes frequent stops.

Give yourself extra time if you need to drive through a school zone.

See also: What is a safe following distance on the road?

  • Adjust your route to avoid school zones.
  • Slow down! Speed limits in school zones tend to be 5 to 10 miles per hour below the normal posted speed.
  • Stop for buses. Passing a stopped school bus is against the law.
  • Watch for pedestrians. Be cautious and prepared. Look for pedestrians, especially on sidewalks and around driveways, intersections and residential neighborhoods.