(HealthDay News) -- School children are taught to follow the rules no matter where they are, and waiting for the bus is no exception.
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The U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers this advice:
- Arrive at the bus stop at least five minutes early.
- Line up at least three giant steps (approximately six feet) away from the curb.
- Do not board until the bus comes to a full stop, the door is open and the driver says it's OK to board.
- If you must cross the street in front of a bus, do so at least 10 feet ahead of the bus. You must make sure the driver can see you and you can see the driver.
- Take care when boarding and exiting the bus, using handrails and making sure clothing or backpacks don't get caught.
- If you need to retrieve something dropped near the bus, tell the driver first and wait for an answer.
-- Diana Kohnle
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