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4 Driving Tips For Back-To-School Season

The back-to-school season is upon us, and it can be a hectic time for families along with other drivers on the road. No matter if you're a parent navigating getting your child ready for this season, or motorists driving through school zones, it's essential to prepare for the increase in traffic congestion. Here are some safety tips to consider:

4 Driving Tips For Back To School Season: Essential Safety Tips for a Smooth Transition

  1. School Bus Etiquette

Be patient when driving near school buses. They will be making more stops than usual, and there may be children crossing the street. When you are driving behind a bus, give it plenty of space. Remember that buses often make sudden stops and need more room to do so than other vehicles. It is also important to be aware of the bus's blind spots. If you can't see the driver in their mirrors, they likely can't see you either. Here are some more school bus safety tips to keep in mind while you are behind the wheel.

  • Be aware of the school bus laws in your state.

  • When driving through the neighborhood, be on the lookout for children walking.

  • Maintain a safe distance from the school bus and do not drive until the red flashing lights stop flashing.

  1. Be Cautious When Driving in School Zones

When you're driving in a school zone, it's important to remember to slow down. You may be in a hurry to get somewhere, but it's more important to make sure that you're driving safely and not recklessly. School zones are designed to keep kids safe, and when drivers are going too fast, they can easily cause an accident. This blog post will discuss the importance of slowing down in school zones and why it's so important to obey the speed limit! Here are some tips for driving safely in school zones.

  • Know the speed limit. The speed limit in school zones is usually 25 mph.

  • Minimize distractions, and avoid texting and driving.

  • Be aware of your surroundings when driving near pedestrians. They may not be paying attention to traffic, so it's important to yield or stop if necessary.

  1. Watch out For Pedestrians and Cyclists

The back-to-school season is in full swing, and with it comes an increase in pedestrian and cyclist traffic. As a driver, it is important to be aware of your surroundings and watch for people who may not be paying attention. always give pedestrians the right of way, even if they are crossing illegally. Cyclists have the same rights as drivers on the road, so be sure to share the road and use caution when passing them.

  1. Practice Defensive Driving

Practicing defensive driving is vital to keeping yourself and others safe not only for back-to-school season but every day.

  • Think safety first.

  • Do not depend on other drivers.

  • Avoid aggressive or reckless driving.

  • Plan your route ahead of time.

  • Stay focused on the road ahead.

Contact a Macon Personal Injury Attorney

Adams Law Firm is committed to providing compassionate legal representation and personal attention to each case. Not only are we dedicated attorneys, we also care deeply about the community. If you or a loved one has become injured during the back-to-school season, our team of highly skilled lawyers can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in the Macon area, Adams Law Firm can help. Contact us today at (478) 845-1961 to schedule a free case consultation.