Safety

School Bus Safety Program Details
SCSTC September 2015 - Bus Tag Safety Program SCSTC September 2015 - Bus Tag Safety Program
SCSTC Summer 2015 - First Rider Program SCSTC Summer 2015 - First Rider Program
SCSTC Spring 2015 - Bus Evacuation Training SCSTC Spring 2015 - Bus Evacuation Training
SCSTC October 2014 - Bus Evacuation Training SCSTC October 2014 - Bus Evacuation Training
School Bus Safety Tips
June - "A Yearend review"

Stay diligent with school bus safety through the end of the school year.
Remember, as identified by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO):

  • Walk, never run, across the road;
  • Enter the bus in single file - never push or shove;
  • Look all ways and wait for the driver to signal before you cross in front of a bus.

For more information see the MTO 'School Bus Safety Smarts' at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/school-bus-safety.shtml

 

May school bus safety tip is "Be on Time"

Students should arrive at their assigned bus stop at least five (5) minutes before their scheduled pick-up time for their safety.

Remember, as identified by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO):

  • Be at the bus stop before the bus comes;
  • Wait for the school bus far from the side of road, away from the traffic;
  • Walk, never run, across the road;
  • Enter the bus in single file - never push or shove.

For more information see the MTO 'School Bus Safety Smarts' at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/school-bus-safety.shtml

 

April school bus safety tip is "Choose a Safe Place"

While waiting for the school vehicle be sure to wait a safe distance from the side of the road, away from traffic.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) identifies the following tips for waiting for your bus safely:

  • be at the bus stop before the bus comes;
  • wait in a safe place well back from the edge of the road - don't play in ditches or on snow banks;
  • stay out of the DANGER ZONE: if you can touch the bus, you're too close - use 10 giants steps to take you out of the DANGER ZONE, and make sure you and the bus driver can see each other;
  • wait in a safe place well back from the edge of the road - don't play in ditches or on snow banks;

 

March school bus safety tip is "the March Melt"

Spring is coming and with it comes fluctuating temperatures - be careful on your walk to your bus stop and when entering and exiting the bus. Slippery conditions may be present.

Remember, as identified by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO):

  • Use the handrail.
  • Do not push or shove.

 

February school bus safety tip is "When is it Safe to Cross the Road to Catch My Bus"

The "10 Giant Step" rule is a good measurement for children to identify the DANGER ZONE around the school bus, particularly when crossing in front of the bus.

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) identifies the following tips for crossing the street TO the school vehicle 'The Safe Way':

  • If possible, have an adult help you cross the road.
  • Before crossing, be sure you can see the stop arm and lights flashing.
  • Wait for the driver's signal before you start to cross.
  • Look and Listen both ways to be sure it is safe before you cross.
  • Walk never run across the street.
  • STAY OUT OF THE DANGER ZONE AT ALL TIMES!
  • IF YOU DROP ANYTHING IN THE DANGER ZONE LEAVE IT. NEVER, NEVER STOP TO PICK IT UP!

For more information see the MTO 'School Bus Safety Smarts' at http://www.mto.gov.on.ca/english/safety/school-bus-safety.shtml

 

January school bus safety tip is "Dress to Impress"

Winter weather is here - please be sure your students' clothing provides the appropriate protection against the seasons' weather while waiting for the bus.

Students are requested to be at their bus stop at least 5 minutes before their scheduled pick-up time, any school vehicle delays of 15 minutes or greater will be posted under 'View Bus Delays' at http://simcoecountyschoolbus.ca.

December school bus safety tip is "Know your zone"

With winter weather upon us, please click here to confirm in which Weather Zone your school resides.

For up-to-date school vehicle cancellation information visit the SCSTC website or follow us on Twitter @SCSTC_SchoolBus.

November Safety Tip - "Be Seen, Be Safe"

As daylight hours shorten please be sure students walking to/from or waiting at their school vehicle stops remain visible and a safe distance from the driven portion of the road. 

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation identifies the following tips for waiting for the school vehicle 'The Safe Way':

  • Wait for the bus at a safe place away from the road.
  • Wait for the bus to stop before approaching to get on.
  • Remember if you can touch the bus, YOU ARE TOO CLOSE !
October School Bus Safety Tip - "Emergency Evacuation - The Safe Way"

In an emergency evacuation situation, remember:

  • Listen to the driver's instructions for the correct exit.
  • Be calm, quiet and don't panic.
  • Leave your belongings behind.
  • Leave the bus quickly without pushing, or shouting.
  • Walk to a safe place and stay together.

School Bus Safety Week in Ontario takes place October 20 to 24, 2014. During School Bus Safety Week the Simcoe County Student Transportation Consortium, in partnership with our School Bus Operators, will be offering School Bus Evacuation Training to all home-to-school transported students. Click here for more details regarding this training.

 

September School Bus Safety Tip - "School Buses are back on the road"

Motorists - The SCSTC reminds all drivers to be extra cautious in the vicinity of school buses and in school bus loading and un-loading zones.

Students - Review school bus safety tips at the beginning of the school year to ensure your school bus ride is safe and enjoyable. School bus safety tips and activities are available at Elmer's Safety Village: http://elmer.ca/safety-village/school-bus-safety