What’s your mode of transportation to school this year? Maybe you plan to walk, ride your bike or carpool with your neighbor. No matter how you plan to get to school on the first day you could arrive late if…
you ride your bike like this.
You never know when a crash will occur, regardless of skill level or age. Always wear a bicycle helmet. How to properly wear a helmet.
You’ll be late if you don’t buckle up.
3 out of every 5 teens involved in a fatal crash was not wearing a seat belt. Tip: As the driver you should always try to put your seat belt on before starting the ignition. When you have passengers in the car, check that everyone is buckled up.
You’ll be late if you’re walking distracted.
You’re going to miss all those hours of video games and Pokemon Go, aren’t you? When crossing the street remember to always look up and pay attention to your surroundings. You’d hate to be late to school because you were throwing a Pokeball on the cross walk.
You’ll be late if you distract the driver.
Distractions come in many forms, including your friends. As a driver, make it your responsibility to tell your friends they are being a distraction.
You’ll be late if you speed.
Already running late? Don’t speed. That could cause a wreck. Wouldn’t you rather arrive safe and late than not at all?
You’ll be late if you ignore school zone laws.
Give yourself enough time on the first day of school to get there safely. Be prepared to pass school zones where speed limits are low and there are kids crossing the streets.