Back to School 2019 – Be aware

As schools reopen and students are back to school this week, please pay attention to the following recommendations to ensure a smooth and safe return to school for our children.

  • Don’t double park; this will block the visibility of children and vehicles.
  • Don’t allow a child to exit a vehicle that is double stopped; it could be extremely dangerous. Always pull to the curb side when dropping them off.
  • Don’t load or unload children across the street from the school
  • Park a block away and walk your child to school
  • Shut off your engine while using the school drop off zone. Remember that these drop off areas have a 10 minute time limit
  • Carpool to reduce the number of vehicles at the school when possible
  • Be alert, some children may be unpredictable and ignore the risks of traffic hazards.
  • Always stop for crossing guards holding up a stop signs
  • Take extra care to look out for children in school zones, near playgrounds and parks, and in all residential areas
  • Give yourself extra time in the morning now that everyone has returned from summer vacation