Tips from AAA as Students Head Back to Class
With students across Connecticut returning to school this week, AAA is encouraging drivers and pedestrians alike to put down their phones, pay attention and obey the rules of the road to ensure everyone’s safety.
“Even though the calendar still says summer, the carefree mindset of the season must be behind us”, says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “Drivers once again will be sharing the road with school buses and students and it’s critical that everyone look out for each other”.
That's why you'll see this message from AAA popping up along many of the more heavily trafficked roadways:
SCHOOL'S OPEN, DRIVE CAREFULLY
According to AAA, the greatest risk schoolchildren face is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving it.
With that in mind, AAA is offering the following reminders:
Red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate the bus has stopped, and children are getting on or off. Motorists are required to stop their vehicles and wait until the red lights stop flashing, the extended stop sign is withdrawn and the bus begins moving before they can start driving again.
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