22 Aug It’s time For School
School’s back in session in most all neighborhoods. The day is congested with school buses picking up and dropping off students, parents hustling to drop their kids off before heading to work, and children walking and biking to school. It’s extremely important for drivers to slow down and pay attention when children are present.
If you are a parent or caregiver who drops off the kids at their school make sure you know the safety procedures your school has in place. Remember to never double park or unload children across the street from the school. If you can, try to carpool to reduce the amount of vehicles at your school.
Every school is located in a school zone where the speed limit is much slower, usually between 15 mph and 25 mph. Be sure to reduce your speed and pay close attention while in a school zone. They are clearly marked by signs with flashing lights. If you do get a ticket expect the fine to be at least double the normal speeding ticket.
Also, share the road with school buses. If you are driving behind a bus, allow greater distance than if you were following a car. This will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children. Kids are often impulsive and unpredictable so be extra alert when near a school bus.
By exercising a little extra care and caution you can ensure the safety of students as they travel to and from school. Nothing is more precious than the life of a child.
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