Back to School

Be on the lookout for kids heading to school

Kids are back to school today, and that means it is once again time to be on the lookout for buses and children walking and riding bicycles to school.

Back to school means more children walking and biking on our roads.  Younger children often have limited experience with traffic and lack the skills to negotiate traffic safely.  Motorists need to take special care while driving.  Help our children walk safely to school by following these important safety rules:

  • Be aware of school zone signage.
  • Reduce speed in school zones.
  • Be ready to stop at all times.  Children do not always notice oncoming traffic.
  • Always try to make eye contact with children waiting to cross the road.
  • Be patient and wait for children to complete their crossing before proceeding.
  • Stop when directed to do so by a crossing guard.

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission also has a safety checklist for returning students that can be found by clicking here.

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