Back to School Safety Precautions from Paul Davis

August, the time of year to squeeze in last minute vacations, get excited about football season, and prepare for back-to-school. Whether you’re buying school supplies for a little one, prepping your teen for high school, or improving your own education, remember these few safety tips to help make this month a smooth dive back into the school year.

School Zones are for Kids

  • Be aware of school zones and go the speed limit.
  • Stop for school busses on both sides of the road and be cautious of children.
  • Obey school crossing guards.
  • Watch out for children, especially near schools.
  • In a school zone, do not pass other vehicles, change lanes, or make U-turns.
  • Do not text and drive.
  • If you must use a cell phone, only use hands-free devices.
  • Never use handicap spaces or lanes unless licensed.

Walking to School

  • Always look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Only cross streets at designated crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Demonstrate traffic safety awareness and pick the safest route between your home and the school. Practice walking it with your children.
  • Teach your children to:
      • walk to school with other students
      • never get into a vehicle with anyone, even if they know them, without your permission
      • report the incident to you or a teacher immediately if another person asks you to get in a car

Teen Driving

Staying informed, educated and aware of these safety tips will help you and your children stay protected during the busy back-to-school season.

-From your friends at Paul Davis

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