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.