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Back To School – It’s time to start thinking about school zone safety by quotes

Back To School – It’s time to start thinking about school zone safety

The start and end of each school day are the busiest times on local school campuses.  Children are taught safe walking rules, but are easily distracted and impulsive. Do not assume if the children see the car, that the driver of the car can see them, because this is not always true.  A few simple tips will help keep our children safe.  Practice these safe-walking behaviors with your children:

— Walk children in grades k-3rd to school. Do not allow them to cross the street alone.

— Cross streets at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks when available. Do not cross mid-block!

— Look for traffic before crossing — look left, then right, then left again.

— Do not play around or push friends while waiting to cross.

— Prohibit children from playing near driveways, streets and parking lots.

— Wear bright colors. Drivers will see the children better.

If your child rides a school bus, talk with them about:

— Be at the bus stop on time.  Never run to or from a bus.

— Wait at the designated stop in a safe place well away from the street.

— Stay out of the danger zone.  The driver cannot see you if you are standing closer than 10 ft. to the bus.

— If something falls under or near the school bus, tell the driver.  Never try to pick it up yourself.

— Hold the handrail as you get on and off the bus.  Do not push or shove.

— Keep your head and arms inside the bus.  Do not throw anything outside the windows.

— Always follow the bus driver’s instructions.  Be familiar with the rules for emergencies.

If your child will be riding a bike to and from school, remember:

— Make sure the bike is in good working condition.

— Wearing a bike helmet can reduce injuries up to 85%.  Let your child pick out one that fits them now, not one that they will grow into.  Purchase a bright color so your child will be easily seen.

— Leave your helmet with your bike, scooter, or roller blades.  That way you will more likely remember to put it on.

— Always ride on the right side of the road.  Obey all other traffic rules.

— Watch out for cars coming out of driveways and alleys, or pulling away from the curb.

— Walk your bike across the crosswalk.

If you have questions regarding school zone safety, please contact Jean DeStories Transportation Safety Educator at 480.644.3398, or jean.destories@cityofmesa.org.

Scottsdale Arizona


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Wonderful post!! Those are great rules.

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