With many Central Ohio schools starting up, it's a good time to remind children about important safety rules.

Nationwide Children's Center for Injury Research and Policy has developed a list of safety tips for children who ride the bus to school.

Following a few rules can prevent serious injuries as children travel to and from school, according to the center.

The center offers the following tips:

-Get to the bus stop early. Do not run to the bus.

-Wait until the bus has come to a complete stop before walking toward it.

-If crossing the street, wait for a signal from the bus driver. Look both ways to make sure there is no moving traffic from either direction.

-Always cross in front of the bus so the driver can see you.

-If the bus has lap and shoulder belts, use them.

-Once the bus is in motion, remain in your seat.

-If the window is open, keep your arms and head inside the bus at all times.

-Do not stand up to get off the bus until it has completely stopped.

-Only get off the bus at your assigned spot.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton