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Safety on School Trips to Washington, D.C.

Posted by Zane Anderson on November 9, 2020

Safety On School Trips to Washington, D.C. 

A school trip naturally carries an element of risk. This could be as simple and unavoidable as a student tripping over a broken piece of pavement on the way to a museum, or as serious as the failure of a piece of equipment during an adventurous activity. It is up to you to create an environment that is as safe as possible for your students by putting basic health and safety components in place. Below will describe the safety on school trips to Washington, D.C. and any other destination.

Motorcoach Safety 

One of the most popular ways of transporting students to our nations capital is by a motorcoach. The primary exit from the motorcoach is the same door at the front through which you entered. There are numerous emergency exits that should be used if the door cannot be opened. At least one roof hatch, located above the aisle, is available as an emergency exit. Follow the marked instructions to open the roof hatch. Designated windows are marked as emergency exits and push out to open. Follow the marked instructions to release the lock and open the window. For your safety, please stay seated while the vehicle is in motion. Keep all items including your hands and feet out of the aisle. If you must stand, or move along the aisle, support yourself using the seat backs or overhead supports. Please make note of the fire extinguisher location on-board. It is usually located toward the front of the vehicle behind the driver’s seat, underneath a passenger seat on the right hand side, or in an overhead compartment.


Bracelet Safety

At GO Educational Tours, your child will be provided with a bright green bracelet that they must wear at all times. You can ensure that the children will be easily identified, and your school quickly contacted. Younger students might not be able to memorize their parents’ phone numbers or address, therefore making wristbands a more cost-effective and reliable alternative.



Whether you're traveling to Washington, D.C. or to any of our other destinations it is important to have a plan of action in case anything were to go wrong. We want to make this as easy and stress free as possible! 

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