Labor Day Weekend is over and most children will be back to school Tuesday. In the summr, July and August, we get used to not seeing school buses dropping off children, school guard crossings and children walking in groups to school. September 6, Tuesday, this will all change. This is going to be a challenging time for parents, children and teachers as they return to the classroom. We all have to do our part. We need to be extra cautious and make safety a priority! Here are a few tips to keep us on guard and keep our children safe.
1) Never pass a school bus when the lights are on as it is stopped or preparing to stop. Children are being let off and may be crossing the road.
2) Watch for school guard crossings on the city streets. They are there for everybody's safety.
3) Beware of children walking on subdivision streets. Remember, often there are no sidewalks and they may not be as aware of automobiles as they should
be. It is up to us, the driver, to watch.
4) Watch for bicycles. You will probably see more younger people on their bikes on city streets making their way to school. Some are not so steady so cut a wide berth.