Let’s keep children at play.
School zones are notoriously chaotic. Moms and dads are trying to hand off lunch and forgotten homework assignments while kids hop out of cars and run to the playground. Buses are coming and going.
As drivers, it’s our job to be extra aware when entering a school zone and follow safe driving and drop off rules to enhance school zone safety. We’re all in this together, and the more we look out for each other, the safer we’ll be.
How to keep
school zones safe:
Avoid double parking or stopping on crosswalks to let kids out of the car. Double parking blocks visibility for others. Plus, it’s a little selfish.
Avoid loading or unloading children across the street from the school. This forces the kids to cross, creating stress on them and other parents dropping off.
Stop for the school bus when you see the red flashing lights. It’s likely kids are getting on or off the bus so please don’t try and go around the bus. That’s not cool. Also, it's illegal and fines have increased in school zones.
Watch for kids biking, skateboarding or hovercrafting to school. OK, maybe not hovercrafting, but tons of kids bike and skateboard to school. Be on the lookout for them.
It can be hard to see kids in the early morning hours. Sun glare and bad weather can make it tough, too. Expect to see kids in the school zones.