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North Carolina Crossing Signal


Effective January 1, 2016 North Carolina school districts will be using a standard crossing signal to help protect students when they need to cross the street to board the bus or after exiting the bus. The school bus driver will first hold palm out indicating that students should WAIT before stepping into the roadway. After the driver has checked for safety, he or she will then give students a “thumbs up” indicating that the students should then check for traffic and then cross the street. The driver will indicate the direction to walk by pointing with his or her index finger.

Click HERE to see the school bus driver’s process: (Morning - Afternoon)

Click HERE to see the student’s crossing process: (Morning - Afternoon)

Click HERE to see the student’s crossing process - Spanish Version:  (Morning - Afternoon)