Back to School Bus Stop Safety

It is time to head back to school. Safe Communities of Wood County wants everyone’s travel to and from school to be safe. As school comes back in session, local roads become busier with school buses and cars as parents or guardians drive children to school, adding to existing traffic and daily work commuters.

Following are tips to keep children safe this school year:

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the safest way to get to and from school is by riding on a school bus. Encourage children to ride the bus if living in a bus route.
  • Accompany children and model the proper way to wait for the bus.
  • Arrive early and wait in front of where the bus picks up.
  • Look for the bus driver to the student onto the bus – whether with eye contact or a wave.
  • Always use sidewalks if walking to or from school.

For more information regarding bus stop and back to school safety, contact Safe Communities of Wood County at 419.372.9353 or check the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s website at

Keep in mind these school bus safety tips and do your part to make this school year a fantastic and safe one for all local children!

For More Information:

  • William Bowers, Ohio State Highway Patrol: 419-352-2481
  • Sandy Wiechman, Safe Communities Coordinator: 419-372-9353 or