With the kids going back to school soon and all the preparation that entails, it can be easy to forget the nightmare of driving in congested traffic during morning drop-off, getting stuck behind a bus in your neighborhood, or cruising at a snail’s pace through a school zone.
Here are a few driving safety tips for the back-to-school season that should help keep you and your kids safe while keeping traffic flow efficient.
It can be easy to get overwhelmed and in a hurry when dropping kids off before work, but remember to stay calm and take your time. Check for other children walking into the street. Kids will be standing at bus stops and walking into school from their parents’ cars, so you should be extra careful around those areas.
In order to reduce traffic, try starting a carpool with other children. You also should never drop children off across the street from a school, and for those kids who are walking from across the street, pay attention to cross walks and any signs instructing you to yield to pedestrians.
More children get hit near schools than in any other location, so it’s important to obey laws that accommodate the safety of children traveling to school.
Try using these driving safety tips to keep traffic moving without endangering the lives of students.