Driving Around School
Everyone is heading back to school this month, which means more teen drivers will be on the roads heading to school and after school activities.
Teendriving.com wants to remind all teen drivers to be mindful when driving around your school’s campus, or even just when parking there.
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
- Always stop for school buses with flashing lights. The flashing lights mean that students are either getting on or off the bus, and may be crossing the street. Their safety depends on cars obeying this law.
- Don’t park in fire lanes around the school. Not only will you probably get a ticket, but you could be blocking the area where a fire truck might need to par
- Try to get to school five to ten minutes early, and leave five minutes late to avoid the mad dash into and out of the parking lot. Lots of accidents happen when people are rushing around.
- Always watch for kids getting on and off school buses.
- If your school lot has perpendicular spaces (not angled parking), park in a space you can pull straight out of instead of having to back out. Backing out in crowded lots is always tricky.
- Don’t leave valuables like wallets, shoes, laptops, jackets, phones, or sports equipment in your car where they can be seen easily.
For more teen driving safety tips, go to: http://teendriving.com/driving-tips/on-the-road/
This is an advertisement.