A new school year is on the horizon, which means it’s time to stock up on folders and notebooks, and get the kids some new backpacks. It’s also important that you review some back-to-school safe driving tips to ensure you’re staying safe out on the road.
Drive the speed limit
School zones have specific speed limits, typically lower than the normal limit. This limit is there to ensure you are driving slowly enough that you will have enough time to react should a child dart out into the street in front of you. That’s why it’s important that you drive at or below the posted school-zone speed limit.
Watch for school buses
School busses are likely a fixture during your morning commute, which is why it’s important to know how to react, should a school bus come to a stop. If you see the bus’s stop sign come out and its lights flash red, you need to make sure you stop and stay stopped until the bus moves forward. Even then, proceed cautiously in case there are children walking slowly near the road.
Listen to the crossing guard
Crossing guards work to help keep children safe as they cross the road. If there is a crossing guard at a set of traffic lights, make sure you pay attention to the guard, not the lights.
Here at Lexus Downtown, we want to ensure our community is staying safe at all times, but especially when school is back in session. Follow these tips to help create a secure environment for all.