September is back-to-school safety month and the Robertsville Volunteer Fire Co would like to provide the residents of Marlboro with tips for staying safe around schools and beyond.
– Slow down and be especially alert in neighborhoods and school zones.
– Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians and on curbs.
– Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
– Watch for children on and near the road in the morning and after school hours.
– Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.
– Put down your phone and don’t talk or text while driving.
– Obey school zone speed limits and follow your school’s drop-off procedure.
– Never pass a bus from behind if it is stopped to load or unload children.
– If the yellow or red lights are flashing and the stop arm is extended, traffic must stop.
– The area 10 feet around a school bus is the most dangerous for children; stop far enough back to allow them space to safely enter and exit the bus.
– Be alert; children often are unpredictable, and they tend to ignore hazards and take risks.”