Back-to-School Safety Reminders

This year, try walking or biking to school. It’s a great way to get daily exercise, lets you avoid traffic, and saves you gas money… plus, it’s a lot of fun. Before the first day of school, practice walking or biking to school with your student. If you’re walking, choose a route with sidewalks and demonstrate how to cross safely. If biking, wear a helmet and always ride with the flow of traffic on the right side of the road. Whether biking or walking, remind students to stay aware of their surroundings and avoid distractions by keeping phones in backpacks.

If driving, DO follow your school’s drop-off/pick-up rules, stay alert for cyclists and pedestrians, and obey school zone speed limits. DON’T block sidewalks, park in red zones, or make U-turns near campus. We all play a part in school zone safety!