Red Deer students are being reminded about school bus safety by both school districts and Prairie Bus Lines.
It boils down to three words: Know Your Zone.
A safety zone is an area of the sidewalk at least one metre from the curb or road. Students must stand in this zone while waiting for the school bus to arrive or leave.
Five minutes before morning pick-up times, students of all ages are required to line up in the safety zone until the bus stops and the door opens.
This also applies when students are dropped off after school. All students must wait in their seats until the bus door opens before heading out to the sidewalk safety zone. Students need to remain in this safety zone until the bus departs.
Students are NOT allowed to cross in front or behind school buses during pick-ups and drop-offs. The City of Red Deer does not require use of alternating flashing red lights to control traffic.
For more information, please contact Red Deer Public or Catholic School District or Prairie Bus Lines.