Is your family ready for school?
Parents. After all the running around, getting schools supplies, new clothes, shoes and assorted other goodies to make your children have the necessities for the upcoming school year, you’d think you’ve done your duties to prepare them.
How about preparing yourself?
Were you able to tour the school and look at where your children will be attending?
Meet the teachers and principal? The nurse?
Did you check where to drop off and pick up your children? Is there enough room to park? Best way to enter and exit school property?
Did you do a timed drill at home, getting the kids ready, driving to their school and dropping them off? How long will it take?
Guaranteed, there will be school zone enforcement during the first week of school. Watch your speed at school zones and crossing zones. Look for the crossing guards. Penalties for those violations are ENHANCED and VERY expensive (usually doubled or more).
Several accidents occur on the streets surrounding the schools due to parents and kids not paying attention, when the children try to cross the street, darting out from between parked cars and when parents try to move their vehicles to pick up the kids.
Please be respectful of the school employees conducting traffic control when school starts and ends. They are just trying to make sure everyone is safe and that everything flows smoothly. If they ask you to move, don’t argue, apologize or say thank you and move. Their job is hard enough.