With most Iowa students headed back to school his week, it means our streets will be much busier. We want to remind our readers to use extra caution during your morning commute, as we all re-acclimate to sharing the road with school buses; student walkers, bicyclists, and drivers. By following some of these safety tips, we can all help keep the roads safe for everyone.
Never pass a school bus. In fact, it’s illegal to pass school buses that are stopped to load or unload students. Be aware of stopped buses, flashing lights and an extended stop sign — this is an indication that the bus is loading or unloading students and traffic must be stopped in all directions.
Children who walk to and from school have the same right-of-way as other pedestrians. Remember to use extra caution when entering a school zone and take notice of all marked pedestrian crosswalks. Should there be a school crossing guard, follow his/her directions.
Use extra precaution when making turns around child bicyclist, allow him/her to enter intersections before you attempt to make a turn. Child bicyclists are inexperienced with traffic, so it is helpful to be mindful and share the road.
Though traffic increases when school is in session, car accidents and pedestrian accidents can occur at any time. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident or pedestrian accident, rest assured the Beattie Law Firm can help.
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