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10 Easy Ways to Keep Kids Safe as they Return to School

School's back in session, which means motorists need to be diligent about obeying traffic safety laws in school zones. Approximately 1.1 million students in Washinton are enrolled in K-12 classes at more than 2,800 schools this year. That many students returnign to school will mean increased congestion in school zones and the need for parents dropping their children off to use extra caution.

Here are 10 easy tips for motorists to help keep kids safe as they return to school:

  1. Slow Down
  2. Obey Traffic Signs
  3. Stay Alert
  4. Scan Between Parked Cars
  5. Look for Clues of Children Nearby
  6. Always stop for School Buses
  7. Allot Extra Travel Time
  8. Always use Crosswalks with Crossing Guards
  9. Use Extra Caution in Bad Weather
  10. Turn on Headlights for Better Visibility

Thank you for your support and cooperation. We are always interested in your ideas and suggestions to further improve our safety plan.

Jim Anderson, Rosa Parks Safety Patrol Coordinatory