Back to School Safety Tips

Help your children be safe by going over these tips.


The Radnor Township School District's Workplace Safety Committee has issued some back-to-school safety tips for you and your children:

For Students:

When walking

• Use the same route every day — avoid short cuts and drainage canals
• Walk with friends
• Obey all traffic laws
• Walk — don't run — across intersections
• Go straight home after school
• Avoid talking to strangers
• If a stranger approaches, tell a trusted adult such as a parent or teacher
• Never get into a vehicle without parent permission

When riding the bus

• Stay out of the street — don't horseplay while waiting
• Do not distract the driver
• Stay seated — keep head and arms inside the bus at all times
• Don't walk in the driver's blind spot
• Wait for the bus to come to a complete stop before getting on or off

When riding a bicycle

• Always wear a helmet
• Know and use appropriate hand signals
• Stay on the right-hand side of the road — ride in the same direction as traffic

For parents:

• Give yourself and your kids plenty of time
• Don't allow your child to be at school any earlier than 15 minutes prior to the
start of school
• Always use child safety seats and safety belts correctly
• Children should enter and leave the car on its curbside
• Choose the safest route between home and school and practice walking it with
• Check with your school principal to make sure bicycles are allowed
• Pick your child up on time so they aren't waiting unattended
• Make sure students who drive themselves to school are fully aware of all traffic and safety rules

For Drivers:

Do you know the School Bus Stopping Law?


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