Back-to-school fleet tips
August 08, 2022
Summer is winding down and students are returning to school traveling by bus, in a family vehicle, and on foot or bicycle. It’s important for drivers to keep children’s safety in mind, use extra caution, and avoid distractions. While students are 70 times more likely to get to school safely when taking the school bus instead of traveling by car*, drivers can help make school bus transportation even safer.
Top 3 back-to-school driver safety tips
Respect the big yellow bus
Learn and follow school bus laws in your region, including safe following and stopping distances, slowing down for yellow flashing lights and stopping for red lights on the bus, and remember – never pass a school bus while students are loading and unloading.
Recognize school zones
Reduce your speed according to school zone signage, use extra caution when backing up and obey crosswalks and crossing guards to help keep kids safe in school zones.
There are more distractions today than ever before. Remain vigilant in avoiding distracted driving to increase your ability to react quickly if needed. Watch out for pedestrians and bicyclists and use extra caution in congested school loading zones and parking lots.
Earn an A+ in back-to-school driving safety
By following these tips, you can help keep children safe as they return to school and all schoolyear long.
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