Bells are or soon will be ringing the glad, glad news that the new school year is underway. Whether you have a child enrolled or not, police departments everywhere are reminding motorists to be alert to school zone active hours. Per Plano Police Public Information Officer David Tilley’s post, “We will have officers in school zones conducting enforcement to keep everyone safe. You can definitely expect more traffic than usual around schools so be on high alert for kids walking and riding.”
The National Safety Council suggests drivers remember these safety tips:
If You're Dropping Off
Schools often have very specific drop-off procedures; make sure you know them.
Sharing the Road with Young Pedestrians
Sharing the Road with School Buses
If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus stopped to load or unload children.
Parents of young ones who will be biking to school should observe some safety tips as well. Tilley continues, “We have been so fortunate in past years to keep accidents related to this down. Education and awareness play a crucial part in continuing this. PLEASE remember to slow down, plan ahead for delays and drive safe.”
See David's helpful videohere.