With a new school year come new responsibilities. Not just for the students, but for the parents and guardians who keep them safe. Here are four driving tips to keep in mind now for back to school safety:
- Keep your distance. Bus drivers have a stressful job, and you can make it easier on them by staying a safe distance behind the bus at all times and yielding when they need to merge. Teach your children to respect the bus as well, and show them how to walk in front of (and never behind of) a school bus.
- Pay attention to the zone. Make sure you are aware of the posted school zone speed limits, which typically range between 15 and 25 mph. If you accelerate too much, you will move from the school zone to the danger zone!
- Walk smart. Even if you or your kids aren’t driving to school, pedestrians need to be aware of vehicles and learn the risks of jaywalking.
- Buckle that belt. One of the most important things any driver or passenger can do is buckle their seat belt. It’s not just the law; it’s a lifesaver.
These are just four things to keep in mind as kids start heading back to school. Here at Wiesner of Huntsville, we wish all students a safe and fun school year!