As area students head back to schools Kentucky State Police are reminding parents of a few tips to keep their kids safe .
Riding the bus to school is safe, but injuries can still happen.
Students should first have a designated "safe place" to wait for their bus away from traffic and the street.
As the bus arrives, kids need to stay away from it until it comes to a complete stop and the driver signals them to enter.
And when they're dropped off, students getting off the bus should take ten giant steps away from the bus.
To read more safety tips for students who walk, bike or ride in a car to school, click here.