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August is National Back to School month and increased vigilance on the part of drivers is a must

Friday, August 25, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Nathan Farrer
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The end of the summer is fast approaching and children everywhere are looking at their last few days of summer freedom with increasing dread. Their parents, however, are likely doing all they can to not jump up in the air and click their heels together.  This migration from summer activities back to the classroom creates some challenges for those of us who drive as a part of our work responsibilities. Large numbers of pint sized pedestrians and increased traffic around school bells means more for drivers to pay attention to and look out for.

August is National Back to School month and increased vigilance on the part of drivers is a must in order for us to protect our students, especially as they adjust from their carefree summer days back to the scholarly grindstone. As they attempt to navigate the sidewalks and parking lots on their way to and from the classroom they may be a little distracted and nervous. We cannot afford that luxury and often need to be paying enough attention for both us and them.

If possible avoid school zones during the two times of the day that students will be coming and going. Observe the slower speeds posted through school zones when the lights are flashing. When approaching crosswalks make sure that you are cautious and when stopped make eye contact with crossing guards and pedestrians while they are crossing the street. But not too much eye contact. These kids are under enough strain without you staring them down.


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