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Safety Nugget Week of August 17 - School's Open - Drive Carefully< Back to Blog

Aug 21, 2015
By: J. Randall
Categories: Safety

It’s back to school time.  Nearly one-fifth of traffic fatalities of children below the age of 15 are pedestrians, with more school-age pedestrians killed between the hours of 3 and 4 pm.¹  AAA “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” program offers some tips.

  1. Slow down – Obey school zone speed limit signs.  Always stop for school buses.  Watch out for kids trying to cross streets.
  2. Come to a complete stop – No rolling stops
  3. Eliminate distractions – Turn down the radio, stay off the phone.
  4. Reverse responsibly – Sometimes the little ones are not taller than your car/truck so wait extra- long before backing up.  If you have a back-up camera, even better.
  5. Watch for bicycles  - Share the road
  6. Talk to your teen – Start talking to our kids early about safe driving habits and traffic laws.  Always be a good example.

¹Bartlesville Examiner, August 17, 2015


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