Monday, 8 14 17 – back to school in Volusia County

Back to School

On Monday August 14, 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. (No ear buds – need to hear all around you) • Be sure your child walks to and from school with a sibling, friend, or neighbor. • 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.

45m ago · all areas in Volusia County Sheriff’s Office

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