Editorial: Safety tips for going back to school - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

Opinion

Editorial: Safety tips for going back to school

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Summer is winding down and for many school starts back up at the end of this week and next week.  Since school has not been in session, I am sure you noticed traffic has been less hectic and stressful.

This changes dramatically as schools re-open for the new school year.  So, remember the following tips I am sharing from the National Safety Council that will help all our kids arrive safely at school.

  • If you're driving behind a bus, allow a greater following distance than if you were driving behind a car. It will give you more time to stop once the yellow lights start flashing.
  • It is illegal in all 50 states to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
  • Never pass a bus from behind – or from either direction if you're on an undivided road – or if it is stopped to load or unload children
  • If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop
  • The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus
  • Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks
  • And just as important…don’t drive distracted….put your phones away.  

Safe travels everyone and welcome back to school….Kids….look on the bright side, though it might seem like forever….Christmas break is only 19 weeks away.

Copyright 2017 WSFA 12 News. All rights reserved.

  • EditorialsMore>>

  • opinion

    Editorial: Direct TV re-transmission talks

    Editorial: Direct TV re-transmission talks

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-08-22 23:33:05 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcaster than those big national cable outlets? 

    More >>

    Did you know more people get their news from local broadcaster than those big national cable outlets? 

    More >>
  • Guest Editorial

    Guest Editorial: Preparing for the eclipse

    Guest Editorial: Preparing for the eclipse

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:01:47 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    Guest Editorial from Dr. Tom Mitchell, Jr., MD.

    More >>

    Guest Editorial from Dr. Tom Mitchell, Jr., MD.

    More >>
  • Editorial

    Editorial: Family Meal Time

    Editorial: Family Meal Time

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:30 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:30:34 GMT
    (Source: WSFA 12 News)(Source: WSFA 12 News)

    It is important that families spend more time together, and one of the best times to do that is dinner time. 

    More >>

    It is important that families spend more time together, and one of the best times to do that is dinner time. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly