PennDOT issues school bus safety reminder

    Not ready for back-to-school yet?

    Too bad. Aside from the school supply-strewn aisles at your box store of choice and the closing of public pools, PennDOT is also here to remind us that summer is, in fact, almost over.

    The department has issued a school bus safety reminder to parents and kids, which includes some tips for how to act on and around the yellow behemoths:

    When waiting for the school bus, stay at least five wide steps away from the curb or roadway to avoid traffic
    Avoid the “School Bus Danger Zone” by staying at least 10 wide steps away from the bus on all sides so the bus driver can see you. If you drop something near or under a bus, be sure to tell the driver before trying to retrieve it
    NEVER walk behind the school bus
    When getting on and off the bus, secure drawstrings on coats and other loose items so they cannot get caught in the handrail or door

    And until that yellow bus pulls up to the curb for the first time this fall, summer is still upon us. It’s just hidden somewhere behind the rain and lower temps.

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