Final Weekend Before School 02 Sep 11

Some local students are already back in the classroom but for the vast majority, the Labor Day Holiday weekend is the last weekend before school starts on Tuesday.

With summer coming to an end and the start of the school year just around the corner, Safe Kids reminds parents and drivers to do their part to keep kids safe as they walk to school. Because this is a time when many head back to school, Safe Kids wants students and drivers to be extra careful when on the roads.

“Parents should be proactive and take the time to talk about safety with their kids before they head back to school,” said Safe Kids “Safe Kids recommends that parents walk the route to school with students before the start of the year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings.”

Drivers should also take heed by slowing down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones, take extra time to look for children on and near the road, before and after school hours, and reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.