'Red Lights Mean Stop!' is 2020's School Bus Safety Message

October 22, 2020

Cincinnati Public Schools reminds drivers to heed the flashing red lights atop yellow school buses, as part of the "Red Lights Mean Stop" campaign during 2020 National School Bus Safety Week.

Flashing red lights mean that children are getting on or off the school bus and may be crossing the street. Other vehicles sharing the road are required to stop when the red lights are activated.

The National School Bus Safety Week, October 19-23, is sponsored by the National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT).

Cincinnati Public Schools has additional safety protocols in place for inside the school bus, too, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Wear a face mask that covers nose and mouth
  • One child per seat (a sister or brother may sit together)
  • Sit only in every other seat to keep distance between bus riders 
  • Face forward in the seat  
  • Keep 6-feet apart while getting on and off buses

Additional school bus safety tips from NAPT.