It is that time of year again and children are heading back to school. In some parts of the country, classes started last week. With buses and minivans packed with kids and along with pedestrians crossing the street, AAA reminds us to stay cautious during our morning and afternoon commutes.
AAA offers the following tips that can help make the roads safer for school children:
Slow down near schools and in residential areas.
Drive with your headlights on – even during the day – so children and other drivers can see you.
Look for clues such as AAA School Safety Patrollers, bicycles and playgrounds that indicate children could be in the area.
Scan between parked cars and other objects for signs of children.
Practice extra caution in bad weather.
Always stop for school buses that are loading or unloading students
And, as always, keep your eyes and fingers away from your phones and blackberrys. It only takes a few seconds of your eyes off the road for something bad to happen.
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