When to Evacuate
Typically, passengers are safer inside the bus. For a normal breakdown, the students should be kept inside the bus. A careful, organized and orderly evacuation of the school bus is needed in the following situations:
If the bus is located where there is a high risk of a collision, such as:
- Near a blind curve.
- Just over the crest of a hill.
- On a railroad track.
There is some danger that threatens the passengers, such as
- Fire or something threatens the passengers, such as smoke in any part of the bus.
- The danger of being submerged in water.
- The bus has rolled or tipped over.
- The bus is in danger of rolling or tipping over.
Student reminders during an Emergency Evacuation
- Listen to the driver's instructions for the correct exit.
- Be calm, quiet and don't panic.
- Leave your belongings behind.
- Exit seat by seat in alternating rows.
- Leave the bus quickly without pushing or shouting.
- Walk to a safe place and stay together.