Thursday, August 23, 2012

Back to School Bus Safety Tips from Chuggington & a Twitter Party!

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With a new school year quickly approaching (or already underway in some parts of the country), it's not enough to send your children out the door having eaten breakfast and gotten a good night's sleep... it's extremely important to make sure that they know about safety as well!

This year Chuggington has partnered with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on the 'Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!' traffic safety campaign that aims to provide families with safety and transportation guidance across the nation, including tips for both parents and children on school bus safety. It's time to join in to make sure that young trainees everywhere are safe as they head back to class!

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While riding on a school bus is the safest way for your child to travel to and from school, it is important to teach your trainee about the safety measures that should be taken when waiting, boarding and exiting the school bus. Make sure your child is well prepared to ride the school bus this fall with these tips:
  • Children should wait five giant steps away from the road when waiting for the school bus.
  • Once on the school bus, children should go directly to their seat and sit down facing forward.
  • Children should remain in their seat facing forward when the school bus is moving.
  • Children should look out for cars before getting off the school bus, and always wait for the driver to signal it is safe to cross.
For additional school bus safety tips, be sure to visit the Chuggington Safety Program!

School bus safety

Interested in talking more about back-to-school safety while also having the chance to win great prizes? Then don't miss the Chuggington Twitter Party next Wednesday, August 29th at 2pm EST!

Follow the conversation led by @Chuggington and tweet along using the party hashtags #Chuggington and #Back2SchoolSafety to learn important safety tips from the 'Think Safe, Ride Safe, Be Safe!' traffic safety campaign — there will even be a NHTSA representative there to answer questions. And of course there will be several chances to win Chuggington prizes! Don't miss it!

I was not compensated in any way for this post, but am sharing this great information as a part of my role as a 2012 Chuggington Conductor.


slehan said...

Good safety tips for kids (and reminders for the parents)