When you drive through a school zone you are under special scrutiny as a motorist. You need to drive slowly and carefully when children are present, and police mean business when it comes to reckless driving behavior.
- 61 kids are hit by cars every day in the United States.
- It is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
- The law requires that traffic in both directions stop on undivided roadways when students are entering or exiting a school bus.
- The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous place for children. They are unpredictable, so be extra cautious.
- Drivers should not block crosswalks when stopped.Crosswalks should be kept clear for pedestrians to cross the street safely.
It’s back-to-school time! Whether you have children going to school this fall or not, we all share the same roads.