As many of our students head back to school this week, The Chris Wylie Team would like to wish them all a happy and healthy school year, filled with friends, fun and lots of learning. As parents, we like to keep our kids safe. Here are some back to school travel safety tips from the experts.
- Slow down – School zones will be full of excited, and distracted students. Remember to obey all speed limits, especially in school zones. NEVER pass a school bus with lights on.
- Wear a helmet – If your child rides their bike to school, always make sure they wear their helmet and remind them of the safest ways and places to ride.
- Walk safely – Walking to school with friends can be a great time and way to socialize. To stay safe, kids should always stay on public sidewalks and out of the street except when crossing at a crosswalk.
- On the bus – Remind kids to stay seated when riding the bus and always obey the bus driver’s rules. Also, teach them to always look before crossing after exiting the bus.
- Texting while driving – We all know this is a big no-no. These numbers could be the reminder your teen driver needs to remember to wait to respond to that text.
77 percent of young adult drivers are very or somewhat confident that they can safely text while driving
In 2009, more than 5,400 people died in crashes that involved a distracted driver
The National Safety Council reports that cell phone use while driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year
Nine percent of teen drivers 15 to 19 years old are involved in distracted driving fatalities
Be safe out there and help us keep our kids safe too!