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Protect Your Kids Traveling to and From School

It’s that time of year again! Time to kick off another school year —and time to remind your kids how to get to and from school safely. These suggestions, from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, will get your kids off to a great start.

RIDING THE SCHOOL BUS

School buses are the safest way for children to travel to and from school. However, there are dangers when children are boarding and leaving the bus. Over the past decade, nearly two-thirds of school- age pedestrians fatally injured in school transportation-related crashes were struck by school buses or other vehicles when getting on or off a school bus. Teach your child to always play it SAFE:

WALKING

Walking to school is great exercise and gets kids ready to focus on their studies. Children under 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult or someone who will make sure they walk safely. Teach your child to always:

BIKING

Kids love riding their bikes and it can be a fun, quick way to get to school. Be sure to do these simple things to keep your bike ride safe:

DRIVING

If your teen is driving to school, riding with another teen or driving younger siblings to school, make sure you discuss safety rules:

August 8, 2018



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