Most Omaha area schools are back in session. If you enjoyed the school bus-free roads for the last few months, you may have had some unexpected company on your morning commute lately. Drivers may grumble about the congestion caused by the big, slow-moving buses, and some people may get impatient when waiting for kids to board. Of course, most people know that it’s illegal in every state to pass a school bus stopped to load or unload children.
In addition to the extra traffic concerns, back to school season brings safety issues. Drowsy morning drivers who have grown accustomed to summer traffic should refresh themselves on some safety tips.
Not just buses, but tiny pedestrians
The National Safety Council offers a list of pointers which remind us that kids are not just getting onto the bus, they’re also walking and riding their bikes in the roads. Drivers need to be aware of how to handle these situations.
While back to school time is a good reason to go over some safety tips, they should stay with you all year. Little pedestrians can dart out in front regardless of the time of year.
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