Teaching kids about school bus safety

The Safety Dog Safety Tour made a stop in Rochester.

Posted: Aug 23, 2018 7:12 PM

ROCHESTER, Minn. - Students at Longfellow Elementary filed onto a school bus to learn about how it keeps kids safe at First Student's 4th Annual Safety Dog Tour. They also took photos with the Safety Dog mascot and signed a safety pledge.

There are a variety of aspects of school buses that keep students safe in traffic, explains First Student multi-site safety manager Jenifer Doyle. "We rely on a system called compartmentalization to keep children safe in our school buses. The seats are specially designed. There is a special type and thickness of foam and the seats are set a certain distance apart to spread the crash impact for children," she says.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, students are 70% more likely to get to school safely in a school bus than in a car.

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