Back to School Safety Precautions from Paul Davis

August is the time to fit in last-minute vacations, get excited about football season, and prepare for school to start. Here are a few safety tips to follow as you jump back into the world of sack lunches, class bells, and homework assignments.

Slow in School Zone

Slow in School Zone

School Zones are for Kids

  • Look for school zones and go the speed limit.
  • Obey school crossing guards.
  • No matter which direction you are driving, stop for school buses and be very cautious of children.
  • In a school zone, do not pass other vehicles, change lanes, or make U-turns.
  • Always keep an eye out for children, especially near schools.
  • Use a hands-free device if you need to make any calls.
  • Do not text and drive.
  • Unless licensed, do not use handicap spaces or lanes.

Walking to School

  • Look both ways before you cross the street and only use marked crosswalks.
  • Obey traffic signals, signs, and pavement markings.
  • Demonstrate proper safety awareness and select the safest route between your home and the school.
  • Teach your children to:
  1. always walk to school with a sibling or friend.
  2. never accept a ride from someone else, even if they know them, without your permission.
  3. report the incident to you or a teacher immediately if another person asks them to get into a vehicle.

Teen Driving

  • Teen driving statistics are astounding!
  • “Before high school graduation, 50% of all teens will be involved in a car crash.” –
  • “Car accidents are the top cause of death for teenagers in the United States.” –
  • Teach your teens the rules of driving. Use the resources below:

Being proactive about these tips will lead to a safer back-to-school season.

-From your friends at Paul Davis
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