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Safety Tips

School Bus Safety Program Details
SCSTC First Rider Program - Summer 2020 SCSTC First Rider Program - Summer 2020
SCSTC School Bus Evacuation Training - Fall 2019 SCSTC School Bus Evacuation Training - Fall 2019
SCSTC On-Site School Bus Rider Safety Training 2019-20 SCSTC On-Site School Bus Rider Safety Training 2019-20
SCSTC 2019-2020 - Bus Tag Program SCSTC 2019-2020 - Bus Tag Program


February School Bus Safety Tip

"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 both ways and listen carefully to be sure it is safe before you cross.
  • Walk — never run — across the street.

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

"Dress to Impress"

Winter weather is here. Please be sure your students' clothing provides the appropriate protection against the season's weather while waiting for the bus.

Students are requested to be at their bus stop at least five (5) minutes before their scheduled pickup time. Any school vehicle delays of fifteen (15) minutes or greater will be posted under 'View Bus Delays' at: http://simcoecountyschoolbus.ca.


December School Bus Safety Tip

"Know Your Zone"

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

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


November School Bus Safety Tip

"Be Seen, Be Safe"

As daylight hours shorten, please be sure students walking to and from or waiting at their school vehicle stops remain visible. They should also stand 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!

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


October School Bus Safety Tip

"Emergency Evacuation - The Safe Way"

In an emergency evacuation situation, remember to:

·         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 21 to 25, 2019. 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 around school bus loading and unloading 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.