Safety Tip of the Month
September 2018 (1 of 2)

It is back to school time!  Those big yellow buses are back on the roads, distracted teens are staring at their phones while walking, and kids are running off the bus to play Fortnite and are not paying attention.  Follow these tips from the National Safety Council to have a SAFE school year:

Walkers:
  • Walk on the sidewalk; if there is no sidewalk and you must walk in the street, walk facing traffic
  • Before crossing the street, stop and look left, right and left again to see if cars are coming
  • Never dart out in front of a parked car
  • Parents: Practice walking to school with your child, crossing streets at crosswalks when available
  • Never walk while texting or talking on the phone
  • Do not walk while using headphones
Bus Riders:
  • Teach children the proper way to get on and off the bus
  • Line up 6 feet away from the curb as the bus approaches
  • If seat belts are available, buckle up
  • Wait for the bus to stop completely before standing
  • Do not cross in front of the bus if possible, or walk at least 10 feet ahead until you can see the other drivers
Drivers
  • Don’t block crosswalks
  • Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and take extra care in school zones
  • Never pass a vehicle stopped for pedestrians
  • Never pass a bus loading or unloading children
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them to safely enter and exit the bus