With the back to school season, it’s important that you are aware of potential hazards and school zone procedures as you drive to and from school. Pay attention to these driving safety tips to ensure you are as prepared for the roads ahead.
Be Ready For More Traffic
While school is in session, there are more vehicles on the roads in the mornings and afternoons. You should adjust your driving habits accordingly, and you might want to consider leaving earlier to get to your destination in the morning. As always, you should stay alert while driving, especially now that new teen drivers will be hitting the streets.
Respect School Buses
You need to know the laws surrounding school buses so that you don’t end with a ticket or risk hurting a child. You must stop if the bus’s stop arm is out and its lights are flashing. Try to give at least 10 feet of space between you and the bus when you stop so that children have enough room to get off or on the bus.
Slow Down In School Zones
School zones have lower speed limits to protect the students. Be sure to never exceed the posted speed limit in a school zone and always keep your eyes peeled for children who may cross the street at all times.
We at Champion Chevrolet Buick GMC In La Grange, KY hope the return to school is perfect and a success. Stop by our dealership to make sure your vehicle is back to school ready.