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Back to School Safety

21 Sep Blog | Comments

Back-to-School-Safety

Getting out of the summer routine is tough. It is even more challenging getting back into the school routine. With all the books, packed lunches, and backpacks to keep track of we can’t forget about back to school safety. Whether a student takes a bus, walks, rides a bike or gets dropped off by a parent there are important safety rules to keep in mind.

Bus Riders

The law states that if a bus is stopped with its red lights on and its stop sign out anyone driving behind it must stop. Unfortunately, some people do not follow that law and students have gotten injured getting on and off of buses. If you are a bus rider, even though traffic is supposed to stop to allow you to get your destination, it is a good idea to look both ways before crossing the street. You want to make sure that the traffic has stopped allowing you to cross safely.

Walkers/Biker

If you are a walker or a biker you probably live fairly close to your school. Hopefully, there are crossing guards to help you cross any streets near the school. when there is no crossing guard available you will want to cross the street with caution. Even though pedestrians have the right of way drivers are sometimes distracted and do not look before making a turn or going through a stop sign.

Drop-off

Be dropped off by a parent or guardian at school has its own safety issues. Depending on how busy the parking lot is when you are being dropped off will determine the level of danger. Bring the rest of the morning drop-off there are students being dropped off right at the school doors and also parents were parking and walking their students into school.

Because there are vehicles and pedestrians both moving through the parking lot at the same time it is extremely important for everyone to be very cautious. Driving slowly if you are in a vehicle or if you are a parent walking your child into school looking carefully around the parking lot before walking through it is essential.

No matter how you get to school there are safety measures that you need to take. If you’re riding the bus you need to make sure the traffic is stopped before you cross the street. If you are walking or riding your bike you need to make sure any vehicle you encounter sees you. Even though you have the right of way you want to make sure they are paying attention.  And finally, if you are dropped off you need to make sure the other vehicles coming through the parking lot are driving slowly and cautiously. If you need to walk through the parking lot make sure you watch for vehicles driving through and that those vehicles see you.

Back to School Safety

Getting back into the school routine is not easy for anyone. Many drivers on the road are not aware of when school begins. Back to school safety is all about making sure you get to school safely. Whether you get there by bus, your feet, your bike or a vehicle be cautious and aware of what is going on around you.

 

 

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