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5 Things You Should Know About Bus Safety

Students should arrive at the bus stop at least 10 minutes before the bus is scheduled to arrive.

Help make it a safe and accident-free school year for Farmington area students. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Help make it a safe and accident-free school year for Farmington area students. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Farmington Public Schools students head back to class on Sept. 3, which means buses will be traveling up and down local streets once again. 

Based on information provided by the district, here's what students and motorists should keep in mind to ensure a safe school year: 

  1. Students should be at designated bus stops 10 minutes before the scheduled arrival of the bus. If students are waiting at the stop, they won't risk falling or being hit by a car if they have to run across the street.
  2. A student who arrives at the bus stop after the bus door has closed cannot be allowed to board the bus. State law requires the driver to activate warning lights at least 200 feet before the bus stop. That's no possible once the doors are closed.
  3. Students who miss the bus can't pick it up at another bus stop. It's dangerous for a student to run toward the bus when the driver is not expecting another student.
  4. Parents are welcome at the bus stop, to help ensure student safety.
  5. State law requires motorists to stop when the bus stop arm is extended and red lights are flashing. 


Questions? Call the Transportation Department, 248-489-3700.

David Anderson September 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM
How long was your student's bus ride today?
Vera Lucksted September 03, 2013 at 05:02 PM
Last year she had a scheduled 30 minute trip home from 1st grade, we no longer use the bus :(

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