The Free Press, Mankato, MN

September 6, 2013

Ask a Trooper: How safe are school buses?

By Jacalyn Sticha
Minnesota State Patrol

— A: Riding on a school bus is the safest way for your child to travel to and from school, yes, safer than riding in a parent’s vehicle. The greatest risk is approaching or leaving the school bus – the 10 feet surrounding the bus is the danger zone.

              in avoiding crashes and preventing injury.

               cars off roads surrounding schools each morning.


For Children


For Parents

              making sure no one is passing the school bus on either side.


For Vehicle Drivers

              (seating for everyone must be provided)