Keep these safety tips in mind as the new school year begins.
Plan a walking route to school or the bus stop. Choose the most direct route with the fewest street crossings and use intersections with crossing guards. Test the route with your child. Tell him/her to stay away from parks, vacant lots, fields and other places where there are not many people.
Remind your child to always wait for the bus to stop moving before stepping off the curb to get on. Once on the bus, your child should take a seat right away. Do not move around on the bus.