The bus is one of the safest means of transport, as the statistics show. In fact, it is estimated that in Spain alone every day more than 600,000 students use the school bus to get to and from school.
Here are some tips:
-90% of accidents that occur during school transport take place when getting in or out of the vehicle or just before or after . In many cases, a person is run over due to a distraction of the child, the school bus driver or the parents. To avoid these accidents parents are recommended to respect the bus stops, arrive early and not to wait for the children on the other side of the road.
-Before crossing, wait for the driver's signal and always cross at a distance at least three meters ahead.
-You should not run when you get to the bus or when getting off.
-Inside the bus, stay seated and with the seat belt on.
-The driver and the instructor must be obeyed.
-The use of seat belts in buses reduces fatal injuries by 90% in the event of a frontal crash or rollover. This is why buses should be fitted with safety belts and technology to help prevent accidents, such as the emergency braking system, which many of these vehicles already have, especially in the newest ones (compulsory since 2007 and 2013, respectively).
-It is recommended that children use a child restraint system. However, most buses have a two-point belt, which makes the CRS impossible to install.
-In the case of a three-point belt, the child must be seated in the corresponding car seat approved for his/her height and weight.