School bus driving on the road

Back-to-School Driving Tips for Parents and Children

What are the Essential Driving Tips for Back-to-School Season? 

It’s that time of year again when parents and children are preparing to go back to school. Whether you’re a parent or student, it’s important to follow certain rules to make the commute a bit safer. With the safety of children a primary concern, we’ve enlisted a few back-to-school driving tips for parents and children in this Phil Meador Toyota blog post. Keep reading! 

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Back-to-School Safety Tips for Parents 

The school zone area speed limit
  • Know the speed limit. 
  • Drive slowly in the school zone area. 
  • Don’t drop or pick up children across the street. 
  • Avoid double parking near the school zone area. 
  • Don’t use your phone while driving in the school zone area. 
  • Avoid blocking a crosswalk as it forces children to choose the moving traffic area while crossing. 
  • Check if carpool works to pick up and drop off children. 
  • Keep an eye on crossing guards. 
  • Do not drive in the bus driver’s “blind spot”. 

Back-to-School Safety Tips for Children 

  • Follow all traffic rules, signals, and pavement markings strictly. 
  • Always wear a helmet when riding. 
  • Buckle up your seat belt when you’re in a car. 
  • Always use sidewalks and crosswalks. 
  • Never cross in front of the bus. 
  • Always follow the signal of crossing guards. 
  • Always check for traffic when stepping off a bus. 
  • Keep five steps distance from the curb. 
  • Always look left-right-left for vehicles before crossing a street. 
  • Never run across intersections. 
  • Never push other kids when entering or exiting the bus. 
  • Stay in the bike lane whenever possible. 
  • Avoid using electronics while riding a bicycle. 

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