In honor of back-to-school season, take a moment to review your family’s transportation plans and make sure everyone’s commute is as safe as possible. Whether you have a kindergartener who is taking the bus or a high schooler with a new license, keep these best practices in mind.
School Bus Safety
School buses are some of the safest modes of transportation — if students board and exit them correctly. If your kids will be riding the bus, encourage them to:
Walking and Biking
Riding a bike and walking to school are great ways to get a little exercise. Anyone who commutes this way should always:
Driving Tips for Everyone
Car accidents are the leading cause of death among U.S. teens, according to the CDC. Before letting teenagers drive themselves to school, make sure they follow basic safety rules — and if you’re the one driving, model this good behavior for them:
By embracing and encouraging these habits, we can all help make the roads a little safer.