Back To School Driving Tips
It’s officially September which means school is in session! Here are some of our top choices for road safety now that the streets will be busier with both students and drivers.
Plan Your Route: Familiarize yourself with the school’s location and the best route to get there. Consider traffic patterns and potential road closures.
Leave Early: Give yourself extra time in the morning to account for heavy traffic, especially during the first few weeks of school. Watch for School Zones: Pay attention to school zone speed limits and obey them. School zones are typically enforced during specific hours.
Stop for School Buses: When a school bus stops and extends its stop sign, you must stop, regardless of which direction you’re traveling.
Be Patient: Expect increased traffic around school zones and be patient with pedestrians and other drivers.
Avoid Distractions: Don’t use your phone or engage in other distractions while driving, especially in school zones.
Follow Crossing Guards: Respect the instructions of school crossing guards and yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.
Maintain Your Vehicle: Ensure your car is in good working condition with functioning brakes, lights, and tires.
Carpool if Possible: Consider carpooling with other parents to reduce traffic congestion.