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Back to School Driving Tips

Back to School Driving Tips

Back to School DrivingNow that school is back in session, you are sharing the road with more drivers, school buses, and children riding bikes or walking to school. With this in mind, it’s a good time for some back to school driving tips.

School Buses

  • Never pass a bus that is stopped to load or unload children. This is illegal in all 50 states. Remember, a child’s life is more important than a few minutes of your time.
  • Always allow a greater following distance for a school bus than you would for a regular vehicle.

Pedestrians

  • Do not block crosswalks while stopped. This forces children to go around you and could put them in potential danger.
  • Always stop for a school crossing guard—do not go around their stop sign or flag.
  • Do not honk your horn or rev your engine to scare pedestrians.
  • Drive with extra caution through school zones.

Drivers

If you are driving your kids to and from school, here are a few rules to remember.

  • Do not double park. This could block visibility for children.
  • Always load and unload children on the same side of the street as the school.
  • Carpool, if possible, to reduce the number of cars at the school.

 

We hope you and your children have a safe and fun school year!