– [Announcer] This module is sponsored by the Miami Foundation. – [Woman In The Red Blazer] Hi! – Hi, welcome to Miami-Dade County schools Department of Transportation. So you all understand, every
school bus in Miami-Dade County schools has a
number on it and that’s basically called a bus number, okay? But the real important things
for you guys to understand is, you see this black placard here? That has a number on
it, the number is 9417. This is the route number. This tells you the number of your bus. Now when you go to your bus stop you’re gonna look for this
number when the bus pulls up and you’re gonna say, “9417, that’s my bus.” – So let’s read this one together, ready? – [Children And Woman] 9417. – So follow me we’re gon’
find another bus so we can have a little test and you
can tell us what the numbers on this next bus mean. As you can see, there’s a lot
of buses in this compound. – [Woman In The Red blazer] There are. Do you know why all
school buses are yellow? In 1939 to improve school bus safety, the color of all school
buses was standardized to a color called school bus yellow. It was considered the easiest color to see when it gets dark out. And black lettering
contrasted well against it. Okay, let’s see if we can
find the route number. Did you find the number? – I found it. – I see this. – [Children] 9410. – [Woman In The Red Blazer]
The route number is the path your bus is traveling. That’s your bus route. When you’re leaving school
and there’s all buses parked in the school, what number bus are you gonna look for? – [Children] 9410. – This is a very important
number for you to remember so that you get on the right bus. This is bus driver. We would really like for you to show us how to enter the bus properly and safely, how to sit in the bus safely, and how to exit the bus safely. – Okay, first thing I want you to do, I want you to walk up
the steps single file, one by one, holding on to the handle. Go straight to a seat, and have a seat. – Okay. Should I go first? Okay. So one by one, we’re gonna
hold on to the handle and walk up. – Hold on to the handle. Okay, I want you all to have a seat. Put your seat belts on. We need to talk about bus safety. You keep your voices to the
person that’s next to you. That person next to you should
only hear your conversation. The driver shouldn’t. That means your voice
will stay down low enough so I can hear what’s going on around me and I can look at the road. Remember, no hands out of the window. Everybody stays in
their seat at all times. Take note of the emergency
windows in the back of the bus. The windows with the
little red things on it, those are emergency windows. We have emergency hatches,
and emergency exit door. But this is the first aid kit, my radio is used for emergency times. Everybody know what 911 is? – [Children] Yes. – Okay, that’s in an emergency. I can call my dispatcher,
and they’ll get us some help. – How do we get off the bus safely? – The same way you came up. Take your time. Walk, hold on to the handle, one step at a time, off the bus. Okay kids, we’re gonna go for a ride. (upbeat jazz rock music) (bus engine starting) (funky circus music) – One step at a time. There you go, hand on the
rail, watch where you’re going. Watch the step, hand on the rail. Watch where you’re going. Thank you very much for
teaching us about bus safety. – You’re welcome. – Kids should get off the bus. They should look at the bus
driver to signal them to cross to the other side of the road. – Oh, so the bus driver looks
for cars that might be coming. – Yes we do. We sit in our seat and we
make sure we look at traffic come from all four ways. – [Woman In The Red Blazer]
So I notice on the bus, a handle that comes out. What is that called? – That’s called the super stopper. Give the bus driver enough
room to see the kids to cross in front of the bus. – Right, ’cause you
don’t want the bus driver to hit the kids. If she doesn’t see them she
doesn’t know they’re there. And then also, a stop sign comes out. – [Phyllis] Yes. – All cars should stop, correct? – Yes, all cars should stop. But, we don’t expect for cars to stop. That’s why we sit with the bus, for the students to come around. – So the children, it’s
up to them to stop, look, and listen before they cross the road? – Yes, they must stop, look, and listen. – Should we practice looking both ways before we cross the street? – Yes. – Let’s practice. Let’s pretend you’re the bus driver. We just got off the bus. And who do we look at before
we go across the street? – The bus driver. – We look at the bus driver. Okay, everyone together, here we go. Look left. Look right. Look left. Is it safe to cross the street? – Yes. – Yes, hold hands. Together, watch the bus driver. She’s telling us. She’s saying that it’s safe. Okay, we’re doing it. Look at that. We are safe bus riders. – The reason that well you’re here is I’m gonna show you
a few of the components on the school buses and be
sure that they’re all safe. – How do you know the
buses are working properly? – We have a team of
mechanics that goes through the bus and they check every component. We’re gonna show you how the wheel goes round and round and see if it’s safe. (upbeat children’s music) – That reminds me of a song. Do you know the wheels on
the bus go round and around? – Yes. Me too let’s sing it. Ready? (“Wheels on the bus”) ♪ The wheels on the bus
go round and round ♪ ♪ Round and round ♪ ♪ Round and round ♪ ♪ The wheels on the bus
go round and round ♪ ♪ All through the town ♪ Hooray. – I actually have another
bus I would like to show you guys if you guys wanna see it. – Yes. – We’re gonna continue our
safety check on this bus. I’m gonna go ahead and check the wipers and you can sing along, okay? – Great. Let’s look at the wipers. Let’s see if they work. (“Wheels on the bus”) ♪ The wipers on the bus
go swish swish swish ♪ ♪ Swish swish swish ♪ ♪ Swish swish swish ♪ ♪ The wipers on the bus
go swish swish swish ♪ ♪ All through the town ♪ Let’s see if these doors are working. ♪ The doors on the bus go open and shut ♪ ♪ Open and shut ♪ ♪ Open and shut ♪ ♪ The doors on the bus go open and shut ♪ ♪ All through the town ♪ Let’s check the windows. ♪ The windows on the bus go up and down ♪ ♪ Up and down ♪ ♪ Go up and down ♪ ♪ The windows on the bus go up and down ♪ ♪ All through the town ♪ Hooray. (clapping) This bus is A-okay. – [Sergio] This is one safe bus. – Yes it is. Thank you very much for
teaching us about bus safety and traffic safety. They’re lessons we will remember always. Kids let’s go. – Take care kids.
– Say bye. – Take care kids. – Bye.
– Bye. (upbeat electronic music)