Back to School Safety for Drivers
Going back to school is a very exciting time for kids and parents alike but it can also be dangerous if everyone is not careful. As kids head back to school, it is very important to be aware of your surroundings to ensure the safety of the children while driving. Make sure to slow down and be especially alert in the residential neighborhoods and school zones. Also, take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs. Remember to enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully. Always watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours. Children move quickly and could dart out onto the road suddenly. Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and surroundings and remember to put down your phone and don't talk or text while driving. Remembering these simple rules can help ensure everyone gets home safely.