It’s a day most parents can never forget, the day their child gets on the school bus for their first day of kindergarten. Carl Baskerville, Principal, Rosemont Elementary School in Montgomery County, Maryland says its tough for parents because it symbolizes the letting go, for the first time the children are out on their own, making their own decisions. The Insurance Information Institute says parents should teach their children these safety rules: Get to the bus stop 5 minutes early, stand on the same side of the street as the door and stand 6 feet from the door. Dr. Ricardo Martinez, Administrator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says there is a blind spot all around the bus, and unfortunately children think that if they can see the school bus, that the bus driver can see them.
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