HARTFORD, CT (September 2, 2020) –– It has been 6 months since students have been in school and that means 6 months since school buses have been on the road so, AAA says, this is a good time for a 'refresher course' on back-to-school safety.
Whether students are returning to full-time in-person learning or a hybrid of remote and classroom instruction, transportation will undoubtedly be impacted, affecting not only school districts, parents and students but everyone else on the roads as well.
Covid-19 concerns means more traffic safety concerns near schools because:
AAA is reminding all drivers to brush up on school bus safety and prepare for possible changes in and around school zones.
“While the return to school and our roads will look different this year, our responsibility for keeping students safe hasn’t changed,” says Amy Parmenter, spokesperson for AAA in Greater Hartford. “Drivers and parents who may be distracted or preoccupied by the pressure of these uncertain times must pay close attention when behind the wheel and do all they can to ensure students get to and from school safely.”
AAA offers the following tips as schools begin to reopen -
AAA Drop-Off/Pick-Up Safety Tips
AAA School Bus Safety Tips
AAA Pedestrian Safety Tips
AAA Bicycle Safety Tips
“No matter the plan, no matter the mode of transportation, everyone needs to remain vigilant – put down the phone, look up, and pay attention to help our students get to and from school safely,” says Parmenter.
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