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