Back to School Safety Tips

back_to_schoolIn a few short weeks, school day congestion will be back. Whether students walk, bike, or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they – and the motorists around them – take proper safety precautions​. Please consider the following safety tips.
Walking to school:
-Plan a route to school or the bus stop. Select the most direct way with the fewest street crossings and with intersections that have crossing guards if possible.
-Instruct your student to keep their head up and phone down! Never walk while texting or talking on the phone.
-Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor. Use Nextdoor to find other kids in the neighborhood who are walking the same route. Remember, there is safety in numbers.

 

Driving Safety Tips:
-Drivers have a lot to pay attention to, especially in school zones, and there is never an occasion that justifies using a phone while driving.
-The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children. Stop far enough back to give them space to safely enter and exit the school bus.
-Many children ride their bike to school. If you’re turning right and a bicyclist is approaching from behind on the right, let the rider go through the intersection first, and always use your turn signal.
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