Back to School Safety Precautions from Paul Davis

August is the time to cross off any final items necessary before your kids head back to school. Here are some safety suggestions to follow as you dive back into the world of sack lunches, class bells, and permission slips.

Slow in School Zone

Slow in School Zone

School Zones are for Kids

  • Follow the speed limit while in a school zone.
  • Obey school crossing guards.
  • Brake for school buses on both sides of the road and be very cautious of children.
  • In a school zone, do not pass other vehicles, change lanes, or make U-turns.
  • Watch out for children, especially near schools.
  • Never text and drive.
  • If you must use a cell phone, only use hands-free devices.
  • Never use handicap spaces or lanes unless licensed.

Walking to School

  • Look both ways before you cross the street and only use marked crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Select the safest route between your home and the school and practice walking it with your kids.
  • Instruct your children to:

  1. walk to school with a sibling or friend.
  2. never get into a vehicle with anyone without your permission.
  3. report the incident to you or a teacher immediately if another person asks them to get into a vehicle.

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