posted Oct 17, 2016, 1:57 PM by Rebekah Folsom
Safety is everyone's responsibility, whether you have children in school or not. That means slowing down to 20 MPH in school zones, 25 MPH on neighborhood streets, and watching for children at all times. Younger children aren't able to judge speed and distance as well as adults can, so it's the responsibility of drivers to be alert.
- Plan ahead. Give yourself a bit more time to navigate through school zones. Be prepared for school buses with flashing lights and lines of parents dropping off and picking up children.
- Yield to pedestrians at intersections, whether the crosswalk is marked or not.
- Stay off your phone!
- In school zones, the speed limit is 20 MPH. When traveling near schools, be alert and ready to react to pedestrians or cyclists.
- Do not pass other cars stopped at a crosswalk or intersection, the drivers may be stopped for pedestrians. Be especially careful around our drive-thru entrance and exit.
- When making a right-turn at a red light, look to the left and right for pedestrians and bike riders as well as oncoming traffic. And if you drive a "quiet" car, remember that they can't hear you coming!
- Where there are no sidewalks, be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists who might be walking or riding alongside the road, especially in neighborhoods near schools.