School is Back in Session!

The Greater Metro Atlanta area is home to thousands of elementary, middle and high schools. Most of these will open for the 2012 -2013 school year during the first two weeks of August. Cobb County students start back on Monday, August 13th.

As the summer break draws to a close, so do the days of cruising down many streets unimpeded by school buses during the daily commute. Add at least a 20 minute buffer to your 7 – 9 am commute to arrive on time and keep yourself and others safe.

Safe Kids USA offers the following Top Back to School Safety Tips:

Reminders for Drivers:

  • Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones
  • Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and or curbs
  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully
  • Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours
  • Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving

Reminders for Kids:

  • Kids should cross the street with an adult until they are at least 10 years old
  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks
  • Never run out into the streets or cross in between parked cars
  • Make sure kids always walk in front of the bus where the driver can see them

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