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WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) —  Thousands of Connecticut school children will be heading back to class, so this is a good time for children and adults to remember the rules of the road in and around school buses.

News 8 visited the yard at All-Star Transportation in Waterbury for a refresher on the dos and don’ts of school bus safety. For Students:

  • Be waiting at your bus stop 5 minutes ahead of the scheduled pick up
  • Wait 10 feet back from the road and wear visible clothing
  • Always wait for the divers head nod before boarding the bus or crossing the street
  • If you can’t see the driver, then the driver can’t see you
  • If you drop something leave it
  • Board the bus and find a seat quickly

Here are reminders for drivers from the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles:

  • State law prohibits passing a school bus with its lights flashing. Some school buses are equipped with cameras to record passing drivers
  • Observe no-passing law when traveling near school buses in school driveways
  • Watch for children traveling to school when driving in neighborhoods with school zones
  • Drive slowly. Watch for children walking in the street, especially if there are no sidewalks in the neighborhood
  • Watch for children playing and gathering near school bus stops.

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