School started this week for most kids in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. I again saw a lot walking to school and being dropped off this morning as I ran before work. It is mandatory that we all slow down and pay attention to the road and talk to our children about traffic safety.
Watching Out for Kids During the School Year
As you shuttle your children to school by opening bell then race to work, the temptation to speed or to quickly check your email is understandable. Resist the urge and follow these school year traffic laws:
Careful driving not only ensures the safety of kids, but also avoids a very expensive ticket. Texting or talking on the phone while driving through a school zone can result in a $200 ticket. Passing a school bus while its flashing red lights are engaged can cost up to $1000 in fines.
School Bus Safety Tips for Your Kids
The school bus is the safest mode of transportation. But, accidents can occur. You can help minimize the risks of an accident by teaching your children important safety rules. Tell your kids to:
Safe Walking and Biking Tips for Your Kids
If you live near the school, your kids may be able to walk or bike to classes. An elementary school happens to be on my morning training course. I always see dozens of kids biking and walking and I appreciate the exercise, independence and fresh air they experience before the start of the school day.
I also sometimes witness speeding and texting drivers oblivious to the risks to these kids.
You can protect your kids from these reckless drivers by teaching them to:
Berenson Injury Law Wishes Students a Great Year in School
All of us hope that our North Texas students have a wonderful — and safe –school year.