Top Safety Tips When School’s In Session

Top Safety Tips When School’s In Session — make sure your car is well maintained, make sure the brakes are working properly, don’t text and drive, etc.

For the grade-school children, high school students, and their families around here, September means back to school week! Driving to drop off kids, especially the first few weeks, can be hectic with hurried parents pouring in to get their own to school on time. Combined with children walking to the school from all directions and rushing off the school buses, it can become a tricky, dangerous drive to see your kids to class! To keep the kids safe, take a look at these driving safety tips for while school is in session:

 
 

  • Always heed the school zone speed limits. Those warnings are there for an excellent reason! Even a hurried driver doesn’t want to hurt anyone.
  • Stop for the school buses that are picking up or dropping off kids, throughout the neighborhood and at school.
  • Passing, lane changing, and U-turns are unwise in a school zone when the class is just starting or finishing. The flow of traffic will already be congested so stick to your route until you clear the school zone and then change course if you need to.
  • Drive completely hands-free of devices and other stuff when you’re going through the school zone. No phones, food, makeup, or other distractions are a good idea considering how much there is going on outside the car.
  • Keep an eye out for school crossing guards around the school. They’ll let you know when it’s safe to head back home.
  • Make sure your car is in good repair for the slow crawl toward the drop off area. Stop by London’s Automotive in Corvallis before the school year starts, to make sure your car is in great shape for the school year to come!

Overall, just remember to obey all the rules you would normally and pay a little extra attention to the road when you drop off the kids for school, or when your daily route happens to take you through a school zone. Some mornings are calm, some stressful and rushed, but the last thing you need is an accident. So drive safely to this school year!

If you want to keep your vehicle safe throughout the school year, visit London’s Automotive for preventive maintenance and repair. We are invested in helping everyone in our community drive safely. Part of that means working meticulously to make sure that your automotive repairs are done correctly, the first time, every time. Stop by and see us today at 855 SW Western Blvd. in Corvallis, OR. You’ll be glad you did.

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