Bus Stop Etiquette & Safety

As there have been some complaints about etiquette around the bus stops, a friendly reminder of bus stop etiquette and safety has been put together for the community.

You can download the document below:

Bus Stop Safety and Etiquette (PDF)

Be courteous while at the Bus Stop
Be a good neighbor. Respect private property and always be on your best behavior while waiting for the bus.

  •  Stay off of private property e.g. lawns and driveways
  • Little hands love to pick flowers, they are very tempting. Parents please help your children refrain from any picking of neighbor’s gardens.
  • Some neighbors may not be on the same schedule and may require a little more quite in the morning.

For Drivers

  • Exercise extra caution as you head out to work and be on the lookout for kids heading out to the school buses. Be alert.
  • Resist the urge to speed or make any traffic rules exception because you are running late.
  • Drivers should not block the crosswalk. Blocking the crosswalk forces pedestrians to go around your vehicle and puts them in a dangerous situation.
  • Children are the least predictable pedestrians and the most difficult to see. Take extra care to look out for children not only in school zones, but also in residential areas, playgrounds and parks
  • Park 30’ away from all stops signs and 15’ from all intersections. This helps other drivers see pedestrians as they approach the intersection and makes a safe place for us all. AND it’s the law.

Being Safe while at the Bus Stop

  • Arrive at the bus stop 5 minutes early.
  • No pushing or horse play
  • Shorten or remove drawstrings or straps that can catch on the bus rail from clothing and backpacks.
  • Wear bright clothing and allow extra time to walk to the bus stop.
  • Stay out of the street while waiting for the bus.
  • Look for the flashing light system on the school bus.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before moving toward the school bus to go on board.
  • When boarding or exiting the bus, stay in a single file line and hold onto the handrail.
  • Stay out of the Danger Zone (see illustration below).

Exiting the School Bus

  • Stay out of the Danger Zone (see illustration below).
  • Stay out of the 10 foot area around the school bus.
  • Walk 10 giant steps in front of the school bus so the driver can see you.
  • Look LEFT-RIGHT-LEFT to see the traffic.
  • Make eye contact with the bus driver and wait for his signal before crossing in front of the bus.
  • DO NOT pick up anything that falls under the bus. Tell the driver if you drop anything.
  • NEVER walk behind the school bus.

Being Safe While on the Bus

  • Follow the bus rules while riding the bus.
  • While riding the bus, stay seated and facing forward.
  • Keep legs and feet in front of you and never stick your arms or head out of the bus window.
  • Remain seated at all times while the bus is moving.
  • Keep the school bus aisles clear.
  • Wait until the bus comes to a complete stop before getting out of your seat to exit the school bus.
  • Be courteous to the bus driver and other students.
  • Do not distract the driver by shouting or yelling.

This is certainly not an all-inclusive list of things that make up being safe and/or courteous but they are a good start to keep in mind as we start a new school year.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

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2 Responses to Bus Stop Etiquette & Safety

  1. nancy earle says:

    For the board and management company:

    Our mail boxes have been moved across the street but the “No Parking” signs have not, consequently folks are parking in front of the mail boxes.

    When will this be remedied? Will the mail still be able to be delivered?

    Thank you, Nancy Earle

  2. Kristen Truong says:

    Hi Nancy — Send your request directly to the HOA management company and board. They do not check this website. Management company: Gregg at Gregg@ksmanagement.org or 734-285-4442, ext 108. HOA board: asktheboard@mychv.com.

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