Yellow School Buses! Day Care Vans! Family Cars! More Traffic! More Congestion! Back to School Safety is our #1 Concern!
Go Slow! You are sharing the road with bike riders and walkers not to mention more vehicles – buses and cars. If carpooling is an option, do it – as it lessens the number of cars on the road.
Give yourself a few extra minutes! Even if you don’t have any children at school, you need to have patience going to and from work now especially in school zones.
School Drop Off and Pick Up Rules – Follow the school rules especially as stated for drop off and pick up. Don’t double park as it blocks visibility for other children and vehicles. Another hazard is parking across the street from the school and dropping off or picking up children.
Walkers and bike riders –Tragedy can also occur when school zone speed limits are not respected common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a cyclist.
School Buses – It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. If the yellow or red lights are flashing, traffic must stop – not an option. Accidents occur when a motorist illegally passes a stopped school bus.
Be Alert – As a driver, you need to be alert and take it slow. Children can be unpredictable. Be extra alert in school zones and residential neighborhoods.
School safety is #1 as the children go back to school. Make it a safe year.