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Aug 29

Back to School Safety

Posted on August 29, 2019 at 1:37 PM by Maggie Le

With summer ending and the start of school just around the corner, drivers need to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk and bike to school. Whether you are taking your kids to school or just driving through a school zone, you can do your part to keep kids safe.

Back to School Safety Tips

Here are some simple reminders for drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and do not talk or text while driving.

Here are some simple reminders for pedestrians:

  • Whenever possible, walk on the sidewalk; if no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic
  • Follow the rules of the road, obeying all traffic signs and signals
  • Cross streets at crosswalks
  • If no crosswalk is available and your view is blocked, move to a place where you can see oncoming traffic
  • Look left, right and left again before crossing the street, making eye contact with drivers of oncoming vehicles to make sure they see you
  • Stay alert – avoid cell phone use and wearing earbuds
  • Watch for cars entering or exiting driveways or backing up in parking lots 
  • Children younger than 10 should cross the street with an adult

Head Up, Phone Down

Back to school