With nearly every school now filled with students ready to learn, the roads naturally become more congested and risky. Whether you drive your child to school yourself or put them on the school bus for their commute, it is vital that we all take a moment to refresh our memories of the basic safety tips that keep all on the roads safe, including:
- If you have not already begun to realize, you may benefit from setting your alarm a few minutes earlier each day so that you can get out of the house and beat the traffic. If you leave with exactly the amount of time you need to drop your child off and get to work, chances are you will be late the majority of the time.
- When calculating your commute, you must take into consideration the school bus’ route. By law, you are required to stop for school buses loading or unloading children. Likewise, school buses are required to stop at unique places, such as railroad crossings. Therefore, you can expect to be late to work if you get stuck following in a school bus’ pass.
- Your child will also need a refresher of some vital safety tips, including the look both ways before crossing rule. Chances are they have been holding your hand to cross the street all summer long, therefore, they may have forgotten the importance of looking both ways.
- Explain to your child how dangerous the school bus becomes if everyone is screaming and distracting the school bus driver. While you have probably raised a respectful child, you may still benefit from reminding them to be courteous.
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