Look Both Ways: Essential School Bus Safety Tips

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School bus safety is one of the many things parents need to review with their children before the start of the new school year, an expert says.

Between 2004 and 2013, school transportation-related crashes in the United States claimed more than 1,300 lives. That’s an average of 134 deaths a year, according to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

“As families begin to prepare for children returning to school, it’s important for parents and children to go over school bus safety tips together. This will help ensure a safe, enjoyable start to the school year for everyone,” Dawne Gardner, injury prevention coordinator at the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, said in a hospital news release.