Back to School Safety

Katelyn SmrecanskySecurity Resources

With classes back in session comes the flood of school buses, kids on bikes, slower driving speeds and backed up traffic. It’s always important to drive slowly and check your surroundings but it’s especially important in September when kids are headed back to school. Did you know that children are hit by cars most often near schools between the ages of four and seven? Check out our tips below for safe driving, bus riding and more. Bus riding: • Stay at a safe distance from the bus’s pick up and drop off area • Watch out for loose clothing and open backpacks so you don’t get caught on the handrail or in the door • Wait for the bus to stop completely before getting off or attempting to get on • Do not pick up anything you have dropped near the bus before communicating with the driver • Wait to cross the street in front of the bus until the … Read More